All Saints Elementary Students to Compete in Odyssey of the Mind World Finals
(Endicott, NY) A team from All Saints Elementary School in Endicott will be competing in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Ames, Iowa between May 25 -28.
To reach the World Finals the All Saints team competed at the local and state levels. In the local Regional Tournament held at Broome-Tioga BOCES All Saints competed against 11 other teams and finished in first place. In the States Tournament held at Binghamton University All Saints competed against 15 teams and finished in second place. The second place finish qualified the All Saints team for the World Finals.
The All Saints team led by volunteer coaches Amy O’Brien and Michelle Paterson consists of first and third grade students. The students are: Mackensie Patterson, Isabella O’Brien, Nader Sabawi, Christian Taber, Giada Circensi, Sneha Poranki and Lincoln Patterson.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.
“The teams from All Saints have a record of accomplishment in Odyssey of the Mind completions,” said Angela Sherwood, Principal of All Saints. “We are extremely proud of our students.”
“The All Saints team not only brings recognition to their school but to our entire region,” said Richard Bucci, President, and Catholic Schools of Broome County.
Contact Angela Sherwood at 748-7423
70 Seminary Avenue
Binghamton, NY 13905
Diocese of Syracuse