OM students participate in seventh annual Spontaneous Night

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Harrison Ok, Bridgette Pettus, Mary Grace Johnson and Nicolas Smykla participate in Spontaneous Night.

On January 12, members of the district’s Odyssey of the Mind teams participated in the seventh annual Spontaneous Night. More than 50 Omers and their coaches enjoyed pizza and then creatively solved problems for the rest of the night.

Eight teams will compete in the Regional Competition at Orange-Ulster BOCES March 10. There are four teams from the C. J. Hooker Middle School, two from Goshen Intermediate School, one from the Goshen High School and one from Scotchtown Avenue.

In addition to practicing spontaneous problems, teams are hard at work on their long term solutions. Each team must present an eight-minute skit that solves a variety of technical and creative challenges. Teams placing first will advance to States held at SUNY Binghamton in April.

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The members of this year’s Odyssey of the Mind teams.