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Colchester Creativity Shines at the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament

Colchester teams compete at VT OM Tournament

 

Contact: Stephanie Fournier, ootmcolchester@gmail.com or Julie Benay, benayj@csdvt.org (264-5906)

Colchester was well represented with six teams, at the Vermont State Odyssey of the Mind tournament this weekend at CVU High School in Hinesburg.   This tournament brings teams from all over Vermont to present their solutions to long-term problems that they have been working on for several months.

The teams included the following students:

CMS Vehicle Team, Division 2 coached by Mary Fran Holly: Oliver Alvarez, Cole Fenton, Alex Hall, Quinn Holly, Ayden Lloyd-Newberry, Logan Mock, Kyrill Serdyuk

MBS Vehicle Team, Division 1 coached by Stephanie Fournier: Matthew Fournier, Owen Grenier, Abigail Hoag, Maeve MacAuley, Rowan MacArdle and Jackson McBride

MBS Classics Team, Division 1 coached by Tamara Tobin: Aviana Fenton, Remington Hardy, Aurianna Quintyne, Sophie Schuyler, and Bryleigh Tobin

MBS Balsa Team A, Division 1 coached by Catherine Dimitruk: Gideon Alvarez, Ethan Ferenc, Sylvie Gratton, Molly Labreque, Theo Odom, Ryan Thatcher, and Eva Youlen

MBS Balsa Team B, Division 1 coached by Matthew and Melissa Farnam: Aiyana Baldasty, Joseph Donerkiel, Ali Emam, Tucker Farnam, Layla Hamed, Julien Puttlitz, and Acadie Petrie

MBS Drama Team, Division 1 coached by Joni Pecor: Tyler Blanchard, Ava Burdick, Jared Carensale,   Molly  Kane , Sasha Kulapin( Homeschooler),  Ella Pecor , and Tyler Ryan

Several trophies were awarded to our Colchester teams for their highly creative problem solving skills. The Vehicle Problem Division 1 team won 1st place.   Second and third place trophies went to our Balsa Team A and B, respectively, and our MBS Drama Team won a 3rd place trophy which included a musical performance.   Colchester Middle School team was awarded the “Ranatra Fusca” Award for their highly creative propulsion system on their vehicle.   The Ranatra Fusca Award is given to the team for their display of tremendous creativity, risk-taking, and out-of-the-box thinking. The first, second and Ranatra Fusca awarded teams have all earned the privilege to compete against teams from countries all over the World at Iowa State University this spring at the World Finals. Donations to help support the student’s trip to Odyssey of the Mind may be made to OOTM, c/o Malletts Bay School, 609 Blakely Road, Colchester VT 05446. Please make checks payable to “Malletts Bay PTO.”