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12 PMSD Odyssey of the Mind teams qualify for the State Finals

Congratulations to the Pocono Mountain School District Odyssey of the Mind teams that competed in the Northeast Odyssey competition on March 19, 2022, at the West High School. Twelve of the district’s 15 teams have qualified to compete in the PA State Finals on Saturday, April 2, at Lock Haven University. 

 

The following teams earned 1st and 2nd places to qualify for the state finals:

 

Problem 1

  • East Junior High School Division 2 – 1st Place
  • West Junior High School Division 2 – 2nd Place

Problem 2

  • West High School Division 3 – 2nd Place

Problem 3

  • West Junior High School Division 2 – 1st Place
  • Clear Run Intermediate School Division 2 – 2nd Place
  • East High School Division 3 – 2nd Place

Problem 4

  • Tobyhanna Elementary Center Division 1 – 2nd Place
  • West Junior High School Division 2 – 2nd Place
  • West High School Division 3 – 2nd Place – The West High School team also received a Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award. The judges wrote that the team used seven pressurized soda bottles, with bike valves to pump air, tuned to an exact musical note to produce a whole scale. They included science, music, and art to create their xylophone musical instrument as a prop. The combination of tuned bottles to play music showed exceptional creativity and ingenuity.

Problem 5

  • Swiftwater Intermediate School Division 1 – 1st Place
  • East Junior High School Division 2 – 1st Place
  • East High School Division 3 – 2nd Place

Good luck to the teams when they compete in the State Finals.