Thursday, December 5, 2019

Carroll OM Teams Headed to World Finals

The Texas State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament was held Saturday, April 13 in Houston. Over 120 teams from Texas competed for the chance to advance to World Finals at Michigan State University in May. Southlake Carroll Odyssey of the Mind is proud to announce that a record breaking 12 teams represented CISD in five Problems in all three age divisions. Every CISD team competed at the highest level, impressed the judges and spectators with their creativity and teamwork. Four teams are going on to World Finals, three of which are State Champions in their Problem/Division, and one of which earned a spot at World Finals by receiving the Renatra Fusca Award. This award is the highest award in the Odyssey of the Mind Program and is awarded for exceptional creativity.

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative, problem-solving competitive program where teams of up to seven students work together to creatively solve one of five Odyssey problems issued at the start of the school year. The teams then present their solutions during tournament competitions, with the top two scoring teams within each problem and age division advancing to the highest level, which culminates at World Finals competition in May. 

The four teams advancing to World Finals are: 

Walnut Grove Elementary School – 1st Place – Drama Problem, Division 1

  • Brianna Swanson
  • Kyle Swanson
  • Emily Bates
  • Kiera Dicesare
  • Elena Pulliam
  • Kaitlyn Guesner
  • Sydney Nickel

Rockenbaugh Elementary School – Renatra Fusca Award – Vehicular Problem, Division 1

  • John Marvel
  • Alfred Hale
  • Justin Sasek
  • JJ Pino
  • Angeli Patel
  • Alex Khazzam (WGES)
  • Sydney Fraser (WGES)

Dawson Middle School – 1st Place – Vehicular Problem, Division 2

  • Michael Dachniwsky
  • Hannah Warner
  • Nate Ruelis
  • Brandon Burlison
  • Madeleine Newman
  • Weston Salanty
  • Raquel Gourley

Southlake Carroll High/Senior High School – 1st Place and Renatra Fusca Award – Technical Problem, Division 3

  • Nico Scalzo (CSHS)
  • Nathalie Scherer (CSHS)
  • Braden Anderson
  • Jenna Buckley
  • Mackenzie Murphy
  • Allison Newman
  • Jack Veenker

For a complete list of all Southlake teams and there competition results, please click here.

State Finals 2013 from Carroll Dragon TV on Vimeo.