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Congratulations to all three Odyssey of the Mind teams from ELHS and AMS!!

posted Mar 14, 2016, 7:54 AM by Roz Walton   [ updated Mar 14, 2016, 11:01 AM ]
All three Odyssey of the Mind teams from ELHS and AMS finished in first place at the recent Regional Competition in Brunswick!  They will be competing at the State Tournament in Biddeford on April 2.

The EL teams, coached by John Guy and Laura Brann and the AMS team coached by Jim Rowe and Diana Carson, competed in the "Something Fishy" problem where teams need to design and operate a technical solution that simulates multiple styles of fishing. A Fisher Character works from a designated area to "catch" three different objects that are outside of that area. The catch will be on the move and will include something expected, something unexpected, and a new discovery. The performance also includes a change of weather and a humorous character that portrays a potential catch and avoids being caught by the Fisher. This problem has a $145. cost limit and must be completed in 8 minutes.   

The EL team, coached by Caroline and Matthew Peinado, competed in the Fins, Fur, Feathers and Friends problem where the team needs to create and present a humorous performance depicting problem solving from the perspective of three different animals. The animals will help a stranger, help each other, and solve a problem that threatens the survival of all animals. During the performance, the animals will sing and dance. They will also show curiosity, sympathy, frustration, and joy. This problem has a $125. cost limit and must be completed in 8 minutes.            

Below is a roster of team members and coaches.  If you see any team members or coaches, please congratulate them on their outstanding performances!

John Guy & Laura Brann – ELHS
“Something Fishy”

Caroline & Matthew Peinado – ELHS
“Fins, Fur, Feathers & Friends”

Jim Rowe & Diana Carson – AMS
“Something Fishy”

Katelyn Breton

Jillian Foster

Sophia Carson

Maureen Brann

Isabella Peinado

Tristan Brezovsky

Evy Bilodeau

Jaeda Beinavis

Liz Willette

Bailey Bryant

Seth Webster

Thomas Brann

Kayla Fuller

Abigail Field

Alex Avila

Hope Williams

Jeremy Carter

Emily Farrington