C-R OM successful at Regional Competition

Four C-R Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state tournament
Posted on 03/07/2024
This is the image for the news article titled Four C-R Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to state tournamentSix C-R Odyssey of the Mind teams competed at the Region 7 competition, held at Shenendehowa East High School on Saturday, March 2. Four teams will advance to the New York State Odyssey of the Mind competition on April 13 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. 

Odyssey of the Mind is a competition designed to teach students how to develop and use their natural creativity to become problem-solvers. Each year, Odyssey of the Mind creates one long-term problem each for five different areas: vehicle, technical, classics, structure and performance.

Students work together over the course of many weeks to solve the problem and create a performance to present their solution. Students are also responsible for creating any sets, costumes and props necessary for their performance.

In addition to the long-term problem, students also solve a spontaneous problem on the day of the competition. This part of the competition is called "Spontaneous" because teams don't know what they will have to do until they enter the competition room. Spontaneous problems can be verbal, hands-on or a combination of verbal and hands-on. 
In division 1, Mrs. Terefenko's team placed first, Mrs. Kleinberger's team placed 3rd earning a lottery slot.  In division 2, Mr. Chader's team earned 2nd place, Mr. Brownell's team earned 2nd place, and Mrs. Davis's team earned 3rd place. In division 3, Mrs. Crewell's team earned 1st place and Mrs. Kleinberger's team earned 1st place.  

“We are so proud of all our Odyssey teams’ hard work!" said Mrs. Kleinberger.

Teams competing at the New York State tournament include: 

Jamie Crewell's high school team: Brynn Crewell, Lucas Myers, Emily Warner, and Ronald Cook

Vicky Kleinberger's high school team: Rebecca Redmond, Brooke'Lyn Bender, Geovani Winchester, and Thomas Flood

Dana Terefenko's elementary team: Audrey Sill, Maggie McGuiness, Sydney Harwood, Liam Androw, Matthew Hughes, Sam Andrews, and Michael Allen

Vicky Kleinberger's elementary team: Gabriel Kleinberger, Daniel Maki, Lyric Mayott, Connor Santillan, Abby Rose, and Jolene Loder