Saturday, December 7, 2019

Odyssey of the Mind Tournament Results

The 2014 North Texas Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament was held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Carroll High School. Southlake Carroll teams represented 19 of the over 70 competing teams.

The top 4 teams in each Division and Problem advance to State, this includes 13 Southlake teams.  The State Tournament will be held in Houston in April.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. The solutions must be created, designed, built and presented by only the 7 students on the team. No outside assistance is allowed.
Teams have been working since the start of the school year to solve one of 5 problems distributed internationally by Odyssey of the Mind. They compete within their age division, by presenting an 8 minute long term solution as well as competing in “spontaneous” problem. They are judged on the creativity of their solution along with the quality of their overall presentation.

We are proud of all Southlake Odyssey students. The teams headed to the State Tournament are:

Vehicular Problem:

  • Rockenbaugh Elementary School coached by Hilary Hale and Charlotte Sasek – 2nd Place Division 1
  • Carroll Elementary School coached by Cristina Sierra – 3rd Place Division 1
  • Carroll Elementary School coached by Ann Gill and Michelle Freeman – 4th Place Division 1
  • Dawson Middle School coached by Brady Warner and Inna Dietrich – 1st Place Division 2 and OMER Award
  • Southlake Carroll High School coached by Ann Dachniwsky – 1st Place Division 3

Technical Problem:

  • Walnut Grove Elementary School coached by Shelli Nickel and Samantha Khazzam – 1st Place Division 1
  • Eubanks Intermediate School coached by Michelle Moore and Keith Buckley – 2nd Place Division 2
  • Southlake Carroll High School coached by Shauna Newman and Megan and Carl Anderson – 1st Place Division 3

Classics Problem:

  • Durham Intermediate School coached by Leah Swanson and Diana Dicesare – 2nd Place Division 1
  • Dawson Middle School coached by Kathy Marshall – 2nd Place Division 2
  • Southlake Carroll High School coached by Inna Dietrich – 1st Place Division 3

Drama Problem:

  • Carroll Elementary School coached by Denise Khan – 2nd Place Division 1
  • Rockenbaugh Elementary School coached by Margee Rodgers and Tim Sabo – 3rd Place Division 1

Special Congratulations:

  • Old Union Elementary School Primary Team coached by Meredith Opat – OMER Award