News Detail

Curtin Intermediate OM Team Advances to 2023 World Finals

District Wide

April 03, 2023 | Awards & Celebrations

A team photo of the winning team.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (APRIL 3, 2023) — Curtin Intermediate School’s Odyssey of the Mind team is headed to the 2023 World Finals after securing a second-place win at the state round on Saturday at Lock Haven University.

In addition to Curtin, two other teams from Williamsport Area Middle School represented the district.

The Curtin team earned its second-place win in  Division I for “Most Dramatic Problem Ever.” Coached by Amy Harpster and Kelly Campbell, the team is comprised of McKay Campbell, Hadley Diemer, Piper Fox, Alexander Frank, Haddie Harpster, Addyson Harrison and Charlie Vanaskie.

While not advancing, the following is how the other two WASD teams ranked:

  • Williamsport Area Middle School: Fourth Place, Division II, “Most Dramatic Problem Ever,” coached by April Frank and Adam Harpster. Team members: Emily Frank, Cooper Gutberlet, Brayden Harpster, Gracelyn Raker, Taylor Rockey, and Alex Vail.
  • Williamsport Area Middle School: Fourth Place, Division II, “The Walls of Troy”, coached by Spring Moore and Kendra Reeder. Team Members: Lynnae Campbell, Ava Carter, Cooper Gutberlet, Asher McClelland, Mason Robinson, Daniel Turner.

The World Finals is scheduled for May 24-27 at Michigan State University.

OM teams from WASD have been successful at the programs regional and state levels, having earned coveted spots at the World Final competitions for the last eight consecutive years.

Last spring, Cochran Primary’s team placed 10th in international round. 

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


Back to News