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.In Odyssey of the Mind . . .
ODYSSEY OF THE MIND STATE COMPETITION
Are you interested in seeing what an Odyssey of the Mind team does? Well this is the perfect opportunity. We are lucky to have the State competition happening right in our backyard!
Saturday, April 13th
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at John Champe High School
Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.
Teams will be competing all day.
Come for an hour or as long as you want.
Please come out and cheer our only Hutchison Farm Team performing their Long Term Problem : "It's How You Look at It" at 12:25 p.m. in the Choral Room.
Hutchison Farm had 8 teams compete at the annual Odyssey of the Mind tournament on March 9, 2013 at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg. One of the teams placed 1st in their Division I category. Over 100 teams from throughout Loudoun County participated in the tournament, and many of the parents from Hutchison Farm served as judges and volunteers for the big event. Our HFES teams represented their school with pride, enthusiasm, and creativity. All of our teams had outstanding performances.
The team coached by Marie Tsuda and Brian Thomas won 1st Place in the Division IB – “It’s How You Look at It”. This team will be moving on to the state competition at John Champe High School in Aldie, VA and competing there on April 13, 2013. We wish them luck!
Congratulations to Angelina T, Cassie T, Karissa H, Amanda W, Ankita S, Kirti S, and Nina H.
The HFES OM participants and their coaches for this year also included the following:
Division I – “The Email Must Go Through” – Nathan S, Vishnu A, Viashnavi A, Joshua K, Joshua L, Sriramoju S, and Christine J; coached by Darryl Suh
Division I – “The Email Must Go Through” – Vishnu J, Danny M, Abhirama R, Pulastha S, Sudi C, Shady D, and Inaya Z; coached by Jay Kumar
Division I – “ARTchitecture: The Musical” - Grace M, Jack S, Carter K, Ethan V, Emily J, Jessica S, and Sofi C; coached by Cathleen Maloney
Division I – “ARTchitecture: The Musical” – Amogh A, Ethan C, Michael H, Aaryan D, Ashish S, Sumukhi V, and Isha G; coached by Sandeep Ardhapurkar and Ajay Sarah
Division I – “ARTchitecture: The Musical” – Ava C, Nyla D, Leela B, Carson B, Devon C, Dhiya S, and Dhita S; coached by Mike Canonica
Primary – “Top Sea-cret Discoveries” – Chloe C, Isabella L, Kritika B, Scarlett F, Sarabhi K, Rucha S, and Mia V; coached by Sandi Collins and Thermaliz Lopez
Primary – “Top Sea-cret Discoveries” MJ K, Dev K, Charlotte M, Timothy S, Ray Z, Jack M, and Evelynn F; coached by Vijaya Kodre and Chris Kim
A special thank you goes to Cathleen Maloney, our OM coordinator this year. We would also like to thank Nina Valli for helping with our Informational Night in the fall and Val Thomas for helping to coordinate the Awards ceremony.
An Odyssey of the Mind Awards Ceremony was held on April 5 in the gymnasium where all participants were recognized for their hard work and efforts. Thank you to all those involved with the program this year and for helping to make it such a great success!