Catskill Middle School’s “Whale Tale” Odyssey of the Mind team competed at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held May 23-26 at Iowa State University, where they placed 16th out of 57 teams in their division (Division II). Congratulations to sixth grader Kaitlyn McGee, seventh graders James O’Connell, Nicholas Konsul, Christopher Konsul, Joseph Konsul, Adam Konsul, and Karsen Chiminelli, along with team coaches Karen Van Wie and Kelly Konsul on their competing at the highest level!
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational competition that encourages students to use their imaginations and work together to solve problems presented by the competition’s organizers. Teams were judged on their unique solutions to the problems as well as on their teamwork, creativity, and ability to think outside the box and go above and beyond throughout the competition.
Team Whale Tale competed in the competition’s #4 problem “Animal House,” which involved the team building a balsa structure & testing how much weight it held while performing a skit that involved an animal leaving home to migrate. They advanced to the World Finals after placing 2nd at the State Tournament and first at the Region 4 Tournament earlier this spring.