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Creativity Reigns at Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 Tournament

Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 2022 Tournament

A total of 58 teams from 13 schools from Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, and Dutchess counties came together to compete in the Mid-Hudson Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition (New York State Region 5) on Saturday, March 5, 2022. Orange-Ulster BOCES hosted the event at the Emanuel Axelrod Education Center on the Amy Bull Crist Campus in Goshen.  

Odyssey of the Mind is an intellectual contest of creativity, resourcefulness, mental acuity and expression. The focus of the competition is on creative problem solving using a team approach.  It is based on the concept that “mind games” can be played with as much enthusiasm and competitive spirit as athletic games.

The problems are divided into five categories that include both long-term and spontaneous problem solving. Teams are scored on a combination of points earned from long-term solutions, spontaneous solutions and style. 

The first place winners include:

Problem No. 1: Escape vroOM

Division I: Sanfordville Elementary School (Warwick)

Division II: Crispell Middle School (Pine Bush) and Monroe-Woodbury Middle School

Division III: Pine Bush High School

Problem No. 2: Odyssey ReOMvention

Division I: Goshen Intermediate School

Division II: Monroe-Woodbury Middle School

Division III: Warwick Valley High School

Problem No. 3: Classics… The Musical Production

Division I: Presidential Park Elementary School (Middletown)

Division II: Goshen Middle School

Division III: Washingtonville High School

Problem No. 4: Matryoshka Structure

Division I: EJ Russell Elementary School (Pine Bush)

Division II: Crispell Middle School (Pine Bush)

Division III: Washingtonville High School

Problem No. 5: Life is a Circus!

Division I: Montgomery Elementary School (Valley Central)

Division II: Washingtonville Middle School

Division III: Monroe-Woodbury High School

First place winners in each problem and division will advance to the New York State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on March 26 at the New York State Fairgrounds. 

School Districts Participating in the 2022 Region 5 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament:

  • Chester Union Free School District
  • Eldred Central School District
  • Goshen Central School District
  • Middletown Enlarged City School District
  • Minisink Valley Central School District
  • Monroe-Woodbury Central School District
  • Pine Bush Central School District
  • Port Jervis City School District
  • Spackenkill Union Free School District
  • Tri-Valley Central School District
  • Valley Central School District
  • Warwick Valley Central School District
  • Washingtonville Central School District