Odyssey of the Mind results

News release

WATERTOWN, NY – On March 11, 2023, 126 students from Region 8 & 9 showcased their creativity during the Odyssey of the Mind Regional competition.

Case Middle School building was full of creative kids who “showed off” their intelligence and their creativity in this competition. For those teams who placed first place or, for a few teams who held lottery positions in second place – they will be headed for New York State Competition in Syracuse at the Syracuse Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 15th.

Students have spent months of their free time solving problems as well as developing teamwork skills, independent study, friendships, confidence, and most importantly – thinking outside-of-the-box! They learned new things and utilized their strengths to solve the problem. Teams also learned how to budget money since there is a cost limit to each problem.

Teams had to compete within their chosen problem, but competed as well in a “spontaneous problem,” where they solve a new problem on the spot. They must be creative and quick thinking.

The results of the tournament are in and the full scores can be viewed by clicking the link https://www.nyodyssey.org/regional-results and choose Region 9.

Please plan on supporting your teams attending New York State Competition on April 15th. Spectators are welcome and more information can be found by going to https://www.nyodyssey.org/state-finals.