Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from around 25 other countries participate in the program.
Congratulations to the 4 Teams Advancing to the 2013 World Competition!
2013 State Competition Results
On April 6th five SCS teams competed in the Odyssey of the Mind State Competition held in Orlando. Four of the teams earned the opportunity to compete at the World Competition, the most from any school in the State of Florida!
The 4th/5th grade team, coming off a first place regional victory and a Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award (the highest award in the Odyssey of the Mind program), placed second at States and is heading to World Competition for the first time.
4th/5th Grade Team: Luke Underwood, Tori Miller, Karissa Byers, Faith Rice, Ryan Shank,
Josh Streitmatter, Jaena Shamp
The 7th grade team took first place at both the Regional and State Competitions and will be going to the World Competition for the second year in a row.
7th Grade Team: Olivia Underwood, Callie Schlabach, Samantha De Loach, Kyle Crowley, Emmalie Brock, Colin Schoening, Not pictured: Coach Stephanie Crowley, Coach Maureen Schoening
Our 8th grade team also took first place at both Regional and State Competitions. They are going to the World Competition for the fourth year in a row, where they placed 2nd in the world last year!
8th Grade Team: Coach Susan Kral, Caleb Streitmatter, Jarrett Shamp, Emma Kral, Marina Alberici, Brittany Swart, Michelle Gallatin, Coach George Alberici
Our 10th grade team is advancing to the World Finals after taking first place at the Regional Competition. They also placed first at the State Competition for the 5th year in a row and earned their 2nd Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award (only four awarded at the state level this year). Last year the team placed 3rd at Worlds!
10th Grade Team: Gunnar Kral, Coach Karen Ferguson, Reid Ferguson, Gabe Streitmatter, Coach Jeff Kral, Bailey Williams, Becca Brigham, Omer the Raccoon, Jilissa Zoltko, Nicole Litwiller
Read more below about each year's Regional, State, & World Competition results.