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Milford teams take three first places at Odyssey of the Mind

Milford Central School teams took three first places in Odyssey of the Mind competitions Saturday.

The Odyssey of the Mind's Region 13 competition was at the Robert W. Harrold Campus at the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Sidney Center.

Organizers previously said they expected about 300 students to participate on about 45 teams.

In the Odyssey of the Mind, teams of up to seven students compete in three age groups _ Division I is kindergarten through fifth grade; Division II is sixth through eighth grades, and Division III is ninth through 12th grades. Students present solutions to one of five problems they have been working on since the fall. A panel of judges rank participants.

Stacie Haynes, Region 13 Odyssey of the Mind director and coordinator of enrichment services at DCMO BOCES, said results by division and in order of first, second and third places were:

Problem 1: Nature Trail'R

Division I: Cherry Valley-Springfield; Cooperstown, Sidney.

Division II : Walton.

Division III: Sherburne-Earlville; Greene.

Problem 2: Return to the Gift of Flight

Division I: Sherburne-Earlville.

Division III: Hunter-Tannersville.

Problem 3: Discovered Treasurers

Division I: Greene; Milford; Sherburne-Earlville.

Division II: Sherburne-Earlville; Norwich; Greene.

Division III: Milford; Sherburne-Earlville; Hunter-Tannersville.

Problem 4: Column Structure

Division I: Holy Family, first.

Division II: Holy Family Team A; Cherry Valley Springfield; Greene.

Division III: Sidney; Hunter-Tannersville.

Problem 5: Food Court

Division I: Milford; Hunter-Tannersville; Sherburne-Earlville.

Division II: Greene; Milford; Sidney.

Division III: Milford; Greene; Norwich.

The top teams in each age category may compete at the state competition at Binghamton University in Vestal on March 27.

State winners will be eligible to participate in the World Finals at Michigan State University at East Lansing, Mich., from May 26 to 29.

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