Odyssey of the Mind Results are In!

Omer, Odyssey of the MInd MascotMs. Moore, Third Grade Mountaineers teacher, reported on the Nottingham Knights experience in the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind NOVA East Regional Competition on March 4, 2017:

“Our five teams had a great time. The team that participated in Problem One (Catch Us if You Can), placed 10th in their division.   The other four teams did Problem Five (Superhero Cliffhanger).  One got 3rd place in their division (1A), with another team in the same group getting 11th place. The remaining two teams got 10th (1B) and 8th (1C) places, respectively.”

Here are the synopses of the two problems from the NOVA East website:

Problem 1: Catch Us If You Can

Divisions I, II, III & IV

This is your Odyssey, should you choose to accept it…your team will design, build, and run vehicles from a multi-level Parking Garage to a secret meeting place without being stopped. Vehicles will travel different routes to reach the same destination. During their Odyssey, the vehicles will do something that prevents them from being followed. The performance will include the reason for the meeting, someone that wants to prevent the meeting, a simulation of a scene taking place inside a vehicle as it travels, and a soundtrack to accompany the vehicles’ travel.

Problem 5: To Be Continued: A Superhero Cliffhanger

Divisions I, II, III & IV

Creativity is being taken away from the world, and it is up to Odyssey teams to rescue it! Teams will create and present a humorous performance about an unexpected superhero that encounters three different situations where it must save creativity in some way. The superhero will change appearance when it displays its superpowers and go back to blending in with society when not. The performance will also include a clumsy sidekick, a nemesis character, a choreographed battle, and a cliffhanger ending.