Thursday, March 21, 2019

18 Teams Advance to the 2019 Odyssey of the Mind State Championships

The North Texas Region Odyssey of the Mind Tournament was held last Saturday, Feb. 23rd at Carroll HS. Over sixty (60) teams from North Texas competed with eighteen (18) CISD teams qualifying for the State Championships. Every CISD team competed at the highest level and impressed the judges and spectators with their creativity, positivity, and teamwork.

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. At the State Finals, teams will present their solutions for a chance to finish as one of the top two teams, with the goal to advance to the World Finals in May.

The following CISD teams qualified for State Finals in Houston on April 6th!

VEHICLE PROBLEM

DIVISION 1: 1ST – JES (COACH HALL), 3RD – WGES (COACH PANG)

DIVISION 2: 1ST – EIS (COACH KELLY), 2ND – CMS/DMS (COACH OGLE)

DIVISION 3: 2 nd – CHS (COACH HALE)

TECHNICAL PROBLEM

DIVISION 1: 2 ND – JES (COACH PHALEN), 3 RD – CES (COACH ZHANG)

DIVISION 2: 2ND – CMS/DMS (COACH WALKER)

DIVISION 3: 1ST – CSHS (COACH DIETRICH)

CLASSICS PROBLEM

DIVISION 1: 2 ND – CES (COACH BROWN), 4 TH – RES (COACH MANNE)

DIVISION 2: 2ND – EIS (COACH FERRARA)

DIVISION 3: 1ST – CSHS A (COACH BUCKLEY/MOORE), 3RD – CSHS B (COACH LIU)

STRUCTURE PROBLEM

DIVISION 1: 1ST – CES (COACH MUMMINI)

DIVISION 2: 2ND – DIS (COACH KARRA)

DIVISION 3: 1ST – CSHS (COACH MARHSALL)

THEATRICAL PROBLEM

DIVISION 1: 1ST –JES (COACH SINGHANIA)”

DIVISION 3: 1ST – CSHS (COACH MARSHALL)

Additionally, the most exclusive awards given at the Tournament include the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award (demonstrating exceptional creativity) and the OMER Award (serving as an exemplary role model through their actions or words, skills and talents).

Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award: Coach Mark Hall’s team from Johnson ES for extreme creativity in creating a functioning light bulb.

OMER Awards: Coach Peter Zhang’s team from Carroll ES, Coach Kathy Marshall’s team from Carroll Senior High School, Coach Diana Pierce Ogle, coach of the Problem 1/Vehicle Team from CMS

For a full listing of student teams detailed, go to www.dragonsodyssey.org

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