On Saturday, March 7, 72 teams from 12 local school districts in Orange, Dutchess and Sullivan counties came together to compete in the Mid-Hudson Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition (Region 5).Odyssey of the Mind is an intellectual contest of creativity, resourcefulness, mental acuity and expression.
The purpose of the competition is to focus on creative problem-solving using a team approach. It is based on the concept that “mind games” can be played with as much enthusiasm and competitive spirit as athletic games. The problems are divided into categories that include both long-term and spontaneous problem-solving.
Teams were scored on a combination of points earned from long-term solutions, spontaneous solutions and style.
The team from Monroe-Woodbury High School took first-place in the Net Working Problem category to earn a trip to the New York State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on April 4 at SUNY Binghamton.
In addition, two Monroe-Woodbury students were recognized for their contributions to their team and the competition.