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Congratulations 2014 Odyssey of the Mind teams, coaches

Two teams "stack" up wins; head to States on April 12


2014 Odyssey of the Mind teamSchoharie students scored big, placing first and second at the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition on March 1 with their approach to a problem called “The Stackable Structure.”

The first place "Stackable Structure" Division II team members are high school students Carissa Palmitier, Griffin Sholtes, Bridget Cipperly, Mackenzie Barton and Mikayla Faas, who will now be competing at the state-level competition in Binghamton on Saturday, April 12.

The second place "Stackable Structure" Division I team members are elementary students Alaina Sholtes, Kaitie Reynolds, Kate Scanlon, Morgan Phalen, Cami Robinson-Parisi and Kelson McBride, who were awarded a lottery slot and will also be competing at the state competition.

At the March 1 competition, a second team from Schoharie High School took fifth place with a separate problem called “Not-So-Haunted House.” The team had the highest spontaneous score for their division and problem. Meanwhile, a second Schoharie Elementary School team finished in sixth place with a problem called “It’s How We Rule.”

At the day-long Odyssey of the Mind competition, coordinated by Capital Region BOCES and held at Shenedehowa High School East, students from Schoharie and those from dozens of area schools showcased creative solutions to a variety of thought-provoking problems. Read more here about the problems students solved.

The 2014 Odyssey of the Mind teams from Schoharie CSD include:

First Place, Division II “The Stackable Structure”

Coach: Reed Sholtes
Team: McKenzie Barton, Bridget Cipperly, Mikayla Faas Carissa Palmitier and Griffin Sholtes

Second Place, Division I “The Stackable Structure”

Coaches: Kristin Williams and Patty Diamond

Team: Kelson McBride, Morgan Phalen, Katie Reynolds, Cami Robinson-Parisi, Kate Scalan, Alaina Sholtes, Margot Williams

Fifth Place, Division I “Not So Haunted House”

Coach: Lorraine Stevens

Team: Max Ballard, Nadia Cater-Smith, Jessie Gell, Kaylee McFee, Miles Scanlan, Sophia Styles, Jacquelyn Sullivan

Sixth Place, Division II “It’s How We Rule”

Coaches: Julianne Scanlon and Samantha Ballard

Team: Cassie Bortell, Lily Caza, Sarah Helmstadt, Madeline Phelan, Hailey Schwartzmier, Emily Stevens, Claire Williams

Schoharie primary grade team:

Coach: Michelle Defice Haverly,

Team: Taylor Castle, Annabel Gell, Lindsay Haverly, Lillian Pallare, Paxton McBride, Daniel Rase, Eddison Wayman-Bender


Pictured above: Schoharie High School Odyssey of the Mind team members
Cassie Bortell, Lily Caza, Sarah Helmstadt, Madeline Phelan, Hailey Schwartzmier, Emily Stevens, Claire Williams. The team was coached by Lorraine Stevens.





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