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Odyssey of the Mind
On March 16th, three teams from Bedminster Township School competed in the Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament in Flemington, New Jersey. Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn!
Bedminster's Division 1A team (Grades 4 & 5) - Jake, Nate, Arjun, Jake, Audrey, Xavier, and Abigail - came in third place for their problem, Leonardo's Workshop, which required them to portray Leonardo DaVinci's workplace in an original, creative performance.
The Division 1B team (Grades 4 & 5) which included Elizabeth, Mengchen, Victoria, Trisha, Cameron, Connor and Elsa came in fourth place for their problem, Opposites Distract. The team created and presented a humorous performance about a sneaky character that distracted others while trying to take control.
Finally, the Division 2 team made up of sixth graders Fiona, Henry, Jake, Elianna, Paige, Iniya, and Emma also created a solution for Opposites Distract and earned second place. They beat out teams comprised of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to advance to the STATE FINALS on April 6th in Ewing, New Jersey.
Miss Mancini, Mrs. Ragoza, and Mrs. Velikoselskiy, the three teams' coaches, are very proud of all students who participated! Congratulations!