Canajoharie teams compete at state Odyssey of
the Mind tournament
Three Canajoharie teams placed among the top 10
finishers at the 38th annual New York State Odyssey of the Mind
state finals on April 8 at Binghamton University.
East Hill Elementary students Rebecka Angus, Noah
Ehle, Alexandria Gyurik, Haley Smith and Hayden Yerdon placed eighth
in Division I, Problem 1 (Catch Us If You Can) in a field of 15
Canajoharie Middle School students Alis
Fruehstorfer, Calista Hardesty, Castine Hardesty, Chiarra Morris,
Giana Murphy, Grace Nowalk and Madeleine Sincavage placed sixth in
Division II Problem 3 (Classics… It’s Time Omer) in a field of 16
Canajoharie High School students Cece Betts,
Gabby Betts, Ben Fields, Samantha Field, Kaitlyn Jenks, Emily Oeser
and Gary Oeser placed eighth in Division III Problem 5 (To Be
Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger) in a field of 16 teams.
Complete results are available on the
state OM website.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative
problem-solving competition that challenges teams to solve problems
that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own
interpretation of literary classics. Each team presents its unique
solution to its chosen long-term problem in one portion of the
competition; in the spontaneous portion, teams must solve a problem
they have never seen before given finite resources and a time limit.
Teams compete against other teams in their division solving the same