2017 ODYSSEY OF THE MIND WORLD FINALS - MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Our State Champion 8th Grade Odyssey of the Mind team traveled to the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan to represent St. Augustine School at the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. Below are a few photos from the Opening Ceremony.

  
 

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute updates on the competition. We will update this page with the final results as soon as we receive them. Good luck, team!

2017 NEW JERSEY STATE FINALS - EWING HIGH SCHOOL

CONGRATULATIONS to our 8th Grade Team and Coach Fiore for placing first in the Odyssey of The Mind State Finals on Saturday, April 8th at Ewing High School. They will now prepare to compete in the World Finals on May 24th at Michigan State University. Congratulations to our other two teams who also competed on Saturday and gave excellent performances as well. We are extremely proud of all our students and coaches who worked so hard all year long to prepare for this competition.

2017 LIGHTHOUSE REGIONALS: SIX ST. A'S TEAMS COMPETE, THREE MOVE ON TO STATE FINALS!

The 2017 Odyssey of the Mind Lighthouse Regional Tournament was held on Saturday, March 11 at The Pennington School in Pennington, NJ. St. Augustine School was represented by six teams - two 8th Grade, one 6th Grade, two 5th Grade, one 1st/2nd Grade. All of teams performed well, with three of them advancing to the State Finals on April 8.

(Click here for the synopses of this year's Odyssey of the Mind problems.)

The 8th Grade team coached by Mrs. Fiore competed in Division II on the problem titled "It's Time, OMER". They placed 2nd in their division, earning them a spot in the State Finals.

The 8th Grade team coached by Mrs. Paolino competed in Division IIA on the problem titled "To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger". They took 3rd Place, narrowly missing a State Finals berth.

The 6th Grade team coached by Mrs. Stellatella and Mrs. Srivestsan took their first crack at the Division II problem "Ready, Set, Balsa, Build!", which entails building a structure to support weights - the more weight the structure can hold before breaking, the higher the overall score. They did extremely well in their debut on this type of problem, taking 2nd Place in their division and advancing to the State Finals.

The 5th Grade team coached by Mrs. Dixon and Mrs. Smith competed in Division I on "It's Time, OMER". The team was more than up to the challenge, taking First Place and earning a trip to the State Finals for themselves and their first-time coaches.

The 5th Grade team coached by Mrs. Tarbotten competed in Division IA on "To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger". They placed 4th out of 10 teams in their division and will look to return to their former State Championship form next year.

Last, but certainly not least, the 1st/2nd Grade team coached by Mrs. Mullen and Mr. Lee received medals and a plaque for their outstanding performance on the special Primary Grade probelm, "Movin' Out!". They won the judges' hearts and gained valuable experience that will no doubt serve them well in the years to come.

Congratulations to all of the teams on their performances at the Lighthouse Regionals, and good luck to the teams that will move on to represent St. A's at the State Finals!

 
   
 

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