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Warwick students shine in 'Odyssey'


Warwick Valley clinch seven "Odyssey of the Mind" wins, including two firsts, By Abby Wolf

Warwick - Five of Warwick Valley's schools distinguished themselves as they displayed resourcefulness and insight at the Region 5 Odyssey of the Mind held recently in Goshen at Orange-Ulster BOCES.

Through the ingenious use of costume and set design, students were tasked with solving five "problems" in an imaginative way. This year's problems were entitled: Earth Trek, Teach Yer Creature, The Lost Labor of Heracles, Shock Waves and Superstition. K-2 students solved a problem called Candy Factory.

Pine Island Elementary's team "were honored to be awarded the prestigious 'OMER' award for their demonstration of creativity," said Principal Jane Hamburger.

The Middle School team "was great, so dynamic," according to Shermane Carter, coach for the Sanfordville School team. "We're so proud of all the kids," she continued.

According to Middle School co-coach Joan Rueckert, a co-coach of one Middle School team: "The students had an outstanding performance."

"We are proud of what our team accomplished and they performed to the best of their ability," added Lisa Tencza, co-coach of the other Middle School team. "The students worked very hard and their skit and scenery exemplified their creativity. We had fun and take away fond memories."

Both Sanfordville and Kings Elementary schools will continue on to the New York State Odyssey of the Mind Competition to be held at SUNY Binghamton on Saturday, April 4. (You can read more about Odyssey of the Mind in The Warwick Advertiser later this month.)



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