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Medina hosts regional Odyssey of the Mind Tourney

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – There were 23 teams at Medina today, showcasing their creativity and problem solving during a regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament.

In the photo above, students on the Roy-Hart Middle School Team are interviewed by judges and asked to explain different pieces in their presentation about “The Not So Haunted House.” The students needed to have four special effects and a surprise ending as part of the 8-minute presentation.

The Roy-Hart team members shown include from left: Jenna Klino (with the green hair), Aaron Bacon, Jeffrey Lovewell and Will Rickard.

This was the 33rd annual Odyssey of the Mind regional competition. Medina has hosted the event the past six years.

Teams participated at elementary, middle and high school levels. The following schools sent teams: Medina, DeSales Catholic in Lockport, Niagara Wheatfield, Lockport, Roy-Hart, West Seneca and Lancaster.

The winning teams advance to the state competition on April 12 in Binghamton.

Medina High School’s team gets ready to compete in the “The Not So Haunted House,” one of five problems teams attempted to solve on the day. Medina’s team includes, from left: Aeddon Cayea, Sarah Granchelli, Madeline Winters, Nick Bogan, Kristian Snyder and Martha Gardner.

Medina High School’s team gets ready to compete in the “The Not So Haunted House,” one of five problems teams attempted to solve on the day. Medina’s team includes, from left: Aeddon Cayea, Sarah Granchelli, Madeline Winters, Nick Bogan, Kristian Snyder and Martha Gardner.