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Odyssey of the Mind Team Advances to State Tournament

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, the Hampton Township School District Odyssey of the Mind program had 9 teams attend the Western PA Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament. 3 Teams were primary and non-competitive with students in grades K-2. 4 teams were Division I, grades 3-5 (these teams had students from all three Hampton Elementary Schools.)  2 teams were from HMS, all 6th graders this year. 
A team from Wyland Elementary who participated in a Balsa Limbo challenge in which they built a structure made from balsa wood and glue only that had to pass under a 3 inch high Limbo bar and then hold weights had a structure that held 485 pounds, although only 265 pounds of weight were placed on it before time was called. They placed second in their division and will advance to the state tournament which has been postponed with a date to be announced. 
The Hampton Middle School balsa team also placed second in their division and is advancing to the state tournament. Below are the team rosters for each team. Congratulations to:
Wyland Balsa Team
Aiden Rauso
Isaac Retsch
James Pearl
Zachery Snyder
Jasmine White
Carson Krysinski
HMS Balsa Team
Claire Hukriede
Braden Krysinski 
Ashley Rothenberg 
Teagan Turcsanyi 
Giovanni Valenti 
Levi White
Odyssey of the Mind will be hosting a few fundraisers to help raise money for the teams as they are each required to send a trained judge to the state tournament and must pay for the judges'  travel expenses as well as the families of the team members. There will be a dinner at Stack'd on Thursday, March 19 and Pot O' Gold milkshakes that entire week. A dinner also will be held at BJ's Brewhouse on Wednesday, April 15. A Ford Drive 4 UR School Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 30. 
Posted by berg in Odyssey of the Mind on Friday March, 13 at 07:39AM
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