Friday, June 5, 2020

Carroll Odyssey of the Mind Teams Leap to State

On Leap Day, February 29, the North Texas Region Odyssey of the Mind Tournament hosted over 60 teams at Carroll High School. More than 20 Carroll ISD teams competed at the highest level and impressed the judges and spectators with their creativity, positivity and teamwork. Congratulations to the 12 State-Semifinalists!

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 complex problems issued at the start of the school year. At the State Finals, teams present their solutions for a chance to finish as a top two team in their problem/division to advance to the World Finals in May.

The following Dragon teams qualified for State Finals in Houston on April 4:

VEHICLE PROBLEM

DIV 1: 1st– EIS (Coach Govindaswamy), 4th – RES (Coach Syed)

DIV 2: 1st – DMS (Coach Daniels), 2nd – DIS (Coach Hall), 4th – CMS (Coach Ogle)

TECHNICAL PROBLEM

DIV 1: 2nd – DIS (Coach Dixit)

DIV 3: 1st – CSHS (Coach Dietrich)

CLASSICS PROBLEM

DIV 1: 3rd – EIS (Coach Brown)

DIV 3: 1st – CSHS (Coach Buckley/Moore)

STRUCTURE PROBLEM

DIV 1: 1st – WGES (Coach Pang), 2nd – EIS (Coach Alla)

DIV 2: 1st – EIS (Coach Mummini)

Interesting and impressive stat: The 1st place EIS team competing in the Structure Problem built a structure, within specific parameters, from balsa wood that supported 560 pounds!

Congratulations to all of the Carroll ISD campuses that were represented with teams at the tournament:  CES, JES, RES, WGES, EIS, DIS, CMS, DMS, CHS and CSHS.