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Mid-Hudson Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition (New York State Region 5)

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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, seventy-two teams from 12 school districts from Orange, Sullivan and Dutchess Counties came together to compete in the Mid-Hudson Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 Tournament run by Orange-Ulster BOCES.

Teams were scored on a combination of points earned from long-term solutions, spontaneous solutions and style. 



The first-place winners include:

Problem #1: Longshot Solution
Division I: Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School (Port Jervis)
Division II: Warwick Valley Middle School
Division III: Pine Bush High School

Problem #2: Net Working
Division I: Park Avenue Elementary School (Warwick)
Division II: Crispell Middle School (Pine Bush)
Division III: Monroe-Woodbury High School

Problem #3: Classics...The Effective Detective
Division I: Circleville Elementary School (Pine Bush)
Division II: C.J. Hooker Middle School (Goshen)
Division III: Chester Academy

Problem # 4: Balsa Limbo
Division I:  E. J. Russell Elementary School (Pine Bush) 
Division II: Crispell Middle School (Pine Bush)
Division III: Washingtonville High School

Problem #5: Gibberish or Not
Division I: Park Avenue Elementary School (Warwick)
Division II: Circleville Middle School (Pine Bush)
Division III: Pine Bush High School 

Click HERE for NYSOMA website (complete winner results will be posted here)
Click HERE for Times-Herald Record article.

About the Odyssey of the Mind:

Odyssey of the Mind is an intellectual contest of creativity, resourcefulness, mental acuity and expression. The purpose 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. 

School Districts Participating in the 2020 Region 5 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament:

  • Chester Union Free 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