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Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 Competes

Region 5 Odyssey of the Mind, Sponsored in part by Mid-Hudson News

Goshen - On Saturday, Orange-Ulster BOCES hosted the Odyssey of the Mind (OM) Region 5 competition that featured 474 students from school districts in Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, and Dutchess Counties competing to represent the region in the state finals in April.

OM is a creative problem-solving program competition that requires team members to work together to solve a pre-defined, long-term problem and present their solution to the problem to a panel of judges. In addition to solving the long-term problem, each team must participate in the spontaneous division of the competition. In this portion of the competition, teams must generate solutions to a problem they have not seen before and are scored on their performance.

Saturday’s Region 5 competition, sponsored in part by Mid-Hudson News, included 65 teams from three separate age divisions. More than 200 volunteers helped to facilitate the day’s events, which concluded with three awards ceremonies. It is estimated that more than 2,000 parents, grandparents, family, and friends attended to cheer on the competitors during the day’s events.

Source: Mid-Hudson News

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