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All 8 WASD Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to State Finals

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March 04, 2019 | Awards & Celebrations

Curtin 2019 OM Regional Winners

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (MARCH 4, 2019) — All eight Williamsport Area School District Odyssey of the Mind teams that competed at the Regional Tournament in Berwick on Saturday are headed to the State Finals.

Contending teams from WASD represented Cochran Primary School, Curtin Intermediate School, Williamsport Area Middle School and Williamsport Area High School.

Five teams are advancing to the State Finals with first-place finishes:

  • Cochran Primary School: First Place, Division I, “Leonardo’s Workshop” coached by Rachel Kirk and Spring Moore. Team members: Cooper Gutberlet, Lily Hamilton, Corbin Kirk, Morgan Morse, Libby Smith, and Daniel Turner.
  • Cochran Primary School: First Place, Division I, “Opposites Distract,” coached by Melanie Vail and April Frank. Team members: Emily Frank, Cooper Gutberlet, Brayden Harpster, Chaedyn Lockard, Julisa Martin, Roslyn Perry, and Alex Vail.
  • Williamsport Area Middle School: First Place, Division II, “Leonardo’s Workshop,” coached by Beth Lewis, Liz Manetta and assisted by Matthew Gutberlet. Team members: Olivia Ciabattari, Mia Clark, Sydney Kelley, Lisa Lewis, Ben Manetta and Lizzie Ryder.
  • Williamsport Area High School: First Place, Division III, “Leonardo’s Workshop,” coached by Spring Moore and Matthew Gutberlet. Team members: Jake Belford, Charlotte DeBloois, Hannah Haussmann, Kendall Kelley, Daisy LeBlanc, Matthew Turner and Carlee Weber.
  • Williamsport Area High School: First Place, Division III, “Omer to the Rescue, Again,” coached by Spring Moore and Matthew Gutberlet. Team members: Charlotte DeBloois, Paige Diabelko, Mat Hammond, Daisy LeBlanc, Emily Smith, Katie Turner and Matthew Turner.

Three teams are advancing to the State Finals with second-place finishes. Those are:

  • Curtin Intermediate School: Second Place, Division I, “Hide in Plain Sight,” coached by Dave Richards and Matthew Gutberlet. Team members: Leo Calle, Parker Fox, Naomi Lee, Asher McClelland, Dylana Richards and Victoria Wislar.
  • Curtin Intermediate School: Second Place, Division II, “Leonardo’s Workshop,” coached by Kristin Adkins and Kat Walter. Team members: Ella Adkins, Albert Campbell, Isabelle Campbell, Xander Flahert, Brandon Walter, Virginia Wislar, and Angus Young.
  • Williamsport Area Middle School: Second Place, Division II, “Opposites District,” coached by Bret Southard, Denise Southard and Hao Tran. Team members: Reese Kirk, Ross Mahler, Alanna Ramos, Lillyana Sponhouse, Muireann Tran and Tyler Williamson.

The state tournament is scheduled for April 6 at Pocono Mountain East Campus.

Last year, two district teams from Curtin Intermediate and WAMS were successful in the program’s regional, state and world competitions. Those teams competed at the World Finals at Iowa State University, ranking within the top 25.

Odyssey of the Mind is a competition that blends creativity, engineering and teamwork. It is 100 percent student-directed, with adult coaches acting as guides. For more information, or to review synopses of this year’s program problems, visit www.odysseyofthemind.org.

 

See photos of the winning teams by clicking here

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