Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Great Day with Odyssey of the Mind

On Saturday March 2 New Kent County Public Schools hosted the Rappahannock Region Odyssey of the Mind competition.  New Kent County Public Schools was well represented with eleven teams and more than 70 students participating in a variety of problems that challenge students to think creatively, to problem solve, to collaborate, and to communicate their solutions through drama, music, and art to panels of judges.

One of our New Kent parents wrote about her experience with Odyssey on the Richmond Mom website and blog.  Take a look!

All of our New Kent teams met these challenges, and seven teams from NKCPS earned first place honors in their respective divisions!  These seven teams will be advancing to the Virginia State Odyssey of the Mind competition in April.  First place teams are as follows:

New Kent Elementary School:

Division 1, ARTchitecture: the Musical
Coaches: Yvette Leeds-Bowman and Donna Mathis
Mykaella Bowman, Elena Guiterrez, Julia Hathaway, Kayla Helt, Abby Mathis, Andy Miller, Grant Stanley

Division 1, Pet Project
Coach: Linda Robinson
Billy Bull, Kiersten Fuller, Justin Jones, Courtney Kerst, Leah Robinson, Sam Robinson, Madison Kidd

Division 1, It’s How You Look at It
Coaches: Laura Beach and Holli Perez
Indy Bennett,, Sarah Cook, Isis Cutler, Campbell Gowdy, Megan Smith, Tylar Strickland, Emma West

George Watkins Elementary School:

Division I The Email Must Go Through
Coach: Dorothy Hager
Abbigail Reece, Morgan Setzer, Colin Pierce, Mea Picone, Nathaniel Hager, Eathan King and Russell Hager

New Kent Middle School/New Kent High School

Division II Pet Project
Coach: Peg Noctor
Justin Mitchell, John Richart, Jake Ferris, Jack Daniels, Abigail Bushhouse, Chloe Picone and Maggie Jarvis

Division 3 Tumblewood
Coach: Lori Eckert
Celie Collins, Josh Eckert, Tanner Dail, Amber Thomas, Brian Stevenson, Savannah Setzer, Isabelle Addison

Division 3  ARTchitecture
Coach: Mary Fyfe
Jacob Dilandro, Hailey Richart, Eve Stump, Matt Howard, Nick Parker, Rachael Phelps

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