The Goshen Central School District competed at the Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition at Orange-Ulster BOCES over the weekend. The C. J. Hooker Middle School had a third place team, while the Goshen High School team placed second in their respective divisions.
Second place team
Goshen High School: A Stellar Hangout, Division III: Brooke Youngman, Sam Sherlock, Meaghan Schaumburg, Emma Finkelstein, Madison Youngman, Mackenzie Phelps, Olivia Davis. Coached by Kathy Sherlock and Margo Claster.
Third place team
C. J. Hooker Middle School: Classics…Mockumentary! Seriously? Division 2: Olivia Benker, Veronica Donohue, Jake Lederman, Oliver Stroka, Eric Bunzey. Coached by Kerri Stroka, Amelia Bunzey, Aileen Behringer.
The following teams also participated in the Regional competition:
- Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School Primary Team: We’re Cooking Now, Grades K-12: Bridgette Pettus, Alexa Krabbe, Zara Singh, Mary Grace Johnson, Presley Muller, Harrison Ok, Nicolas Smykla. Coached by members of the high school team and Meaghan Schaumburg.
- Goshen Intermediate School: A Stellar Hangout, Division I: Meadow Rose Lumezi, Katie Palau, Kiera Loftus, Emmy Dowling, Ella Gallo, Henry Dong, Sofia Puertas. Coached by Lizzie Lumezi.
- Goshen Intermediate School: Classics…Mockumentary! Seriously? Division I: Nik Marku, Nicolette Heter, Gianna Peters, Leo Liu, Luke Lederman, Ava Carrol, Dalton Fortunuo-Harris. Coached by Suela Marku.
- C. J. Hooker Middle School A Team: A Stellar Hangout, Division II: Dahlia Abbad, Bridgette Bennis, Alex Saul, Daniella Scanlon, Kate Sherlock, Eli Weiner. Coached by Paul Bennis.
- C. J. Hooker Middle School A Team: Classics…Mockumentary! Seriously? Division II: Roxanne Aclin, Paulina Bowman-Carrol, Emily Dong, Hannah Fruhling, Abigail Meyer, Isabel Seligman, Aliana Vanichpong-Barbosa. Coached by Heidi Seligman.
- C. J. Hooker Middle School B Team: A Stellar Hangout, Division II: Emily Petrovicks, Christopher Whitney, Jolina Dong, Ben Thurtle, Naima Puertas, Lauren Carroll. Coached by Linda Whitney.
Long-term problem synopses
Problem 3: Classics… Mockumentary! Seriously?
There are often two sides to the same story. In this problem, characters don’t always agree as they recount the classic story where they appeared. The team will select a classic from a list and present different characters in a humorous documentary-style performance where details are added, denied, exaggerated, and disputed. There will be interviews, behind-the-scenes “clips,” and voice-overs that take the audience through the story and help present the events as they “really” took place. Whose side will you be on?
Problem 5: A Stellar Hangout
In the outreaches of the universe, there is an Intergalactic Hangout where all sorts of creatures from different worlds stop, eat, refuel, and relax. Teams will create a humorous performance centered on this science fiction hangout that includes original creatures, foods, and a search for space treasure. There will also be a worker character, entertainment, and a futuristic map at the hangout.
Primary: We’re Cooking Now
Creativity heats up as teams create their own cooking show where a chef gives an original cooking lesson to a special guest. The show takes place from a creative kitchen where balsa wood is used to support a cookbook, a bowl, and an object of the team’s choosing. A special guest will visit and learn to cook from the chef by using team-created representations of food. Performances will also include a name for the show, theme music, and a story about the meal they are cooking.