Four Queensbury teams compete in regional Odyssey of the Mind competition

Congratulations to Queensbury’s four Odyssey of the Mind teams that competed in the 2019 Region 6 Odyssey of the Mind Competition held at Queensbury Middle School. All four teams displayed an incredible amount of creativity, originality, and teamwork and earned top spots in the competition. Queensbury students competed against 385 students on 55 teams from 36 schools. The event was coordinated by the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES Enrichment Resource Center.

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving program where team members work together to solve a pre-determined long-term problem and unknown spontaneous problem. It encourages students to use their imaginations and work together to solve challenges. Each team has a volunteer adult coach to help with the entry forms and organize meetings, but the students make all of the decisions in regards to costumes, props, and the approach to solving and performing the problems. During a competition with area school districts, students present their solution in the form of a performance. This year’s event was coordinated by the Washington-Warren-Saratoga-Hamilton-Essex BOCES Enrichment Resource Center. Advisors for the Queensbury teams were Jamie Strait and Wendy Single.

The WHBI Problem 1, Division 1 “OMER to the Rescue Again” team built a ride-on vehicle that performed tasks. The team placed third in the competition.

Team members:

  • Rowan Pike
  • Evan Baird
  • Alex Kittell
  • Andreaz Guyette
  • Ellie Paigo
  • Dorothy Williams

WHBI Problem 3 odyssey of the mind team The WHBI Problem 3, Division 1 “Leonardo’s Workshop” team solved a classical problem around the life of Leonardo Da Vinci. The team earned second place.

Team members:

  • Payton Bashaw
  • Mady Dinsmore
  • Josie Dubarry
  • Finley Magee
  • Lydia Moss
  • Hannah Scherer
  • Mallery Spooner

WHBI Odyssey of the Mind team The WHBI Problem 5, Division 1 “Opposites Distract” team solved a humorous conflict problem around a sneaky character working against the group. The team placed third.

Team members:

  • Finn Jordi-Donnelly
  • Addison Cintora
  • Lance Crider
  • Mathieu Dobkowski
  • Tyler Fitzgerald
  • Carter Koloski
  • Isaac Reyes

QMS Odyssey of the Mind The Queensbury Middle School Problem 5, Division 2 “Opposites Distract” team also needed to solve a humorous problem that involved a sneaky character. The team placed third overall in the competition.

Team members:

  • Jaxon Bombard
  • Colton Bombard
  • Colin McMahon
  • Gavin McMahon
  • Ellie Crider
  • Jordyn Lott