Two Goshen Odyssey teams headed to State Competition

Group of students with Omer the Racoon on stage wearing medalsThe Goshen Intermediate School’s Opposites Distract team took first place at the Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition. From left, Grace McAndrews, McKenzie English, Julia McKenna, Isabel Barnhorst, OMer, Coach Cathy Kloorfain, Nathan Hulse, Ethan Tetzlaff and Sion Siljkovic.

Two Goshen teams will advance to the Odyssey of the Mind State Competition March 23 at SUNY Binghamton.

Eight district teams competed in the Regional Competition at Orange-Ulster BOCES March 9, including three teams from C. J. Hooker Middle School, four from Goshen Intermediate School and one from Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School.

The C. J. Hooker Middle School’s “Classics…Leonardo’s Workshop” team and the Goshen Intermediate School’s “Opposites Distract” team took first place in their respective divisions at the Regional Competition over the weekend. In addition to the first place wins were a second and third place finish from two middle school teams.

First place teams

C. J. Hooker Middle School

Classics…Leonardo’s Workshop, Division II: Team members Roxanne Aclin, Jolina Dong, Aliana Vanichpong-Barbosa , Hannah Fruhling, Abigail Meyer, Carly Seligman, Isabel Seligman. Coached by Heidi Seligman and Brian Seligman.

Goshen Intermediate School

Opposites Distract, Division I: Team members Sion Siljkovic, Ethan Tetzlaff, Nathan Hulse, (back row) Grace McAndrews, McKenzie English, Isabel Barnhorst, and Julia McKenna (second row).  Second picture:  Grace McAndrews, McKenzie English, Julia McKenna, Isabel Barnhorst, Nathan Hulse, Ethan Tetzlaff and Sion Siljkovic.  Coached by Cathy Kloorfain

Second place team

C. J. Hooker Middle School

Opposites Attract, Division II: Team members Oliver Stroka, Eric Bunzey, Jake Lederman, Ava DiGrandi, Veronica Donahue, Coached by Kerri Stroka and assistant coach Amy Bunzey.

Third place team

C. J. Hooker Middle School

Structure Toss, Division II: Team members Keira Loftus, Ella Gallo, Benicio Vanichpong-Barbosa, Katie Palau, Meadow Lumezi, Sofia Puertas. Coached by Tom Loftus.

Congratulations to all the Odyssey of the Mind students and coaches for their hard work, dedication and creativity!

Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School Primary Team

Museum makers

  • Giuliana Kyles
  • James Dodin
  • Logan Redeker
  • Julianna Loftus
  • Aimee Mancuso
  • Sophia Azevedo
  • Grace Matthews
  • Coaches:  Emma Finkelstein, Madison Youngman, Brooke Youngman.

Goshen Intermediate School Division I

Problem 1: OMER to the Rescue, Again

  • Presley Muller
  • Nicholas Smykla
  • Alexa Krabbe
  • Harrison Ok
  • Bridget Pettus
  • Marygrace Johnson
  • Zara Singh
  • Coaches: Sam Sherlock, Mackenzie Phelps, Olivia Davis

Problem 2: Hide In Plain Sight

  • Olivia Marku
  • Naomi Aclin
  • Ella Dennehy
  • Ethan Batista
  • Emilio Vanichpong-Barbosa
  • Gwendolyn Warland
  • Shaelyn Kirk
  • Coach: Brooke Aclin
  • Assistant Coach: Suela Marku

Problem 3: Classics…Leonardo’s Workshop

  • Nik Marku
  • Leo Liu
  • Dalton Fortugno-Harris
  • Gianna Peters
  • Ava Carroll
  • Nicolette Heter
  • Luke Lederman
  • Coach: Suela Marku
Students with medals on stage.
The C. J. Hooker Middle School’s Classics…Leonardo’s Workshop team will head to the State Competition for Odyssey of the Mind. From left, Aliana Vanichpong- Barbosa, Hannah Fruhling, Roxanne Aclin, Jolina Dong, Abigail Meyer, Carly Seligman, Isabel Seligman.