Five WVCSD teams finish first at Mid-Hudson Odyssey of the Mind competition

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Five WVCSD teams finish first at Mid-Hudson Odyssey of the Mind competition

March 29, 2021

Five teams from the Warwick Valley Central School District finished in first place in the Mid-Hudson Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition and will advance to the state level. A sixth team placed third.

The New York State and the Mid-Hudson Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition (Region 5) pivoted to a virtual format for 2021 and teams entered via videos. More than 40 teams from nine local school districts in Orange and Dutchess counties submitted entries that were evaluated at the same time and by the same officials that judged the state’s other regions.

In the Mid-Hudson Region, Odyssey of the Mind is supported and coordinated by Orange-Ulster BOCES.  The purpose of the competition is to focus on creative problem-solving using a team approach. It is based on the concept that “mind games” can be played with as much enthusiasm and competitive spirit as athletic games.

The winners of the state competition will be announced at 3 p.m. on April 3 by NYSOMA.

1st place: Park Avenue Elementary School, Problem 5, Division I, coached by Christy Brown and Corey Brown
Lyla Brown
Luke Cirillo
Angelica Costanza
Andrew Jimenez
Ava Mulvihill
Tory Pizanie
Liam Watkins
1st place: Sanfordville Elementary School, Problem 1, Division I, coached by Heidi Powers and Kevin Powers
Jadalynn Acosta
Eamonn Byrne
Madison Candia
Emily Powers
John Powers
Jaelyn Quadrino
Nathan Vanadio
1st place: Warwick Valley Middle School, Problem 5, Division II, coached by Kerin Lijoi and Justin Lijoi
Juliana Adee
Ashlyn Brown
Anya Campbell
Nina Cirillo
Violet Collins
Abbie Gawronski
Madison Lijoi
1st Place: Warwick Valley High School, Problem 2, Division III, coached by Heidi Powers and Kevin Powers
Alana Adee
Sophia Amato
Cavan Byrne
Mary Hoey
Carolyn Powers
Sophia Samborski
Arianna Weinberg
1st place: Warwick Valley High School, Problem 1, Division III, coached by Rekha Woods and Donna Denny
Naa Korkoi (Kooki) Aryeetey
Sophie Cresser 
Ava Gell
Olivia Holland
Alexa Keys
Rachel Powers
Julie Woods
3rd place: Warwick Valley Middle School, Problem 3, Division II,  coached by Casey Mears and Donna Denny
Isabella Costanza
Lucas Cresser
Tyler Frederick
Mason Scarano
Livijanna Thompson
Primary team (K-2). This team was one of only four K-2  competitors in New York State. Coached by Christy Brown and Kerin Lijoi
Cayden Brown 
Olivia Bird
Ettamoya Byrne
Helena Gell 
Brynn Hasbrouck 
Callan Hoekzema
Max Lijoi

 

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