|The Voorheesville High School Odyssey of the Mind Team is pictured during the 2016 regional competition held at Shenendehowa High School East on March 5.|
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"The one constant
thing is that we (kids and adults) learn from
the experiences and grow as a result. That's what the Odyssey is about and that's why I put myself through it year after year."
- Cathi Butryn, Paige Elementary School Coach
The deadline to register teams for the March 4, 2017 Tournament is DECEMBER 15. Teams not registered by that date will incur a $50 penalty. Contact your school district for more information!
The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems in a team setting.
Embedded in the process are 21st Century Skills such as Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills, Self-Direction and Adaptability.
The Region 7 Odyssey of the Mind service instructs school coaches about the Odyssey of the Mind program, trains volunteers to judge the competition and produces the annual regional tournament. Membership in the state and national organizations is required for participation in this service. Regional first-place champions are eligible for the state competition; state champions are eligible for the world competition. Get CoSer and pricing details for this service.
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Team Registration - Dec.
15, 2016 is the deadline for finalizing membership and
registering teams for competition
Click here to obtain membership and to register your team
Judges Training - Jan. 28, 2017 – All teams must put forward one volunteer judge for the day of the tournament. Lunch and a T-shirt are provided! Click here to register as a judge for the training and the tournament
Teams must also provide a volunteer for an hour on the day of the tournament, mainly to maintain order during the performances. Click here to register a volunteer for the tournament
Region 7 Odyssey Tournament -
NY State Odyssey Tournament
Odyssey World Finals
"I was impressed with the Cobleskill team, they're just SO GOOD...the team is so down to earth. Our team ran into them after the competition outside and the two teams started talking about mistakes each had made and telling each other it didn't matter — watching the two groups of teens who were competing against each other and didn't know one another treat each other so supportively truly impressed me — not many adults behave that well! Thanks again for everything!" - Jacquie Carbone, Schenectady High School Coach
Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic tournament, and thank you for all your commitment and enthusiasm that made the day such a pleasure! Teams with the option to advance to the State Tournament (first place or lottery slot recipients) are listed in bold in the results linked above. If you need more information about the State Tournament, please contact us (contact information listed above), or check the State website at www.nysoma.org. If you plan to attend the State Tournament in Binghamton, please consider booking hotel space ASAP; as space fills up fast.