Eight teams from the Ballston Spa Central School District recently participated in the Region 6 Odyssey of the Mind Competition hosted by the Galway Central School District.
Over 300 students on 44 teams from 15 school districts creatively solved problems and performed for judges, parents and supporters. The Region 6 Odyssey of the Mind Competition was coordinated by the WSWHE BOCES Enrichment Resource Center.
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition for students of all ages. It encourages students to use their imaginations and work together to solve challenges. Each team has a volunteer adult coach to help with the entry forms; however, the students make all the decisions regarding costumes, props, and their approach to solving and performing the problems.
Students from three Ballston Spa teams qualified for the New York State competition which will be held on April 7, 2018 in Binghamton. The Mocumentary! Seriously? (Classics) and the A Stellar Hangout (Performance) teams from Ballston Spa High School and the Animal House (Structure) team from Malta Avenue Elementary School won first place in their respective events. An additional team from Malta Avenue Elementary School placed third in the A Stellar Hangout (Performance) competition. The Ballston Spa Middle School and the Milton Terrace Elementary School also participated in the competition.
Additional photos are on the BSCSD website at: https://www.bscsd.org/site/