Tamarac Teams Headed to State OM Tournament

Student at regional tournament holding hands in the air with trophyTen teams represented Brunswick CSD this year in the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held on Saturday, March 10 at the Rensselaer City School District. The first-place winners will go on to compete in the state tournament on Saturday, April 7 at Binghamton State University. Winners at the state tournament advance to the World Tournament at the University of Iowa, May 23-26. Congratulations to all our teams and good luck to the following teams representing Tamarac at the state competition in Binghamton:

Problem 1: Triathlon Travels

On your mark…get set…go! In this problem, teams will ride on and drive original vehicles in an Odyssey-style triathlon. They will try to score in “curling,” hit the right targets when “jousting,” and “run track” by navigating a course in two directions. Between these events, the team will entertain the audience and the vehicle will change appearance. All the action will take place in a team-created performance that features the vehicles’ triathlon travels, a commentator, and a coach.

Tamarac Elementary School – Division I
Tamarac Secondary School – Division III

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?

  • Tamarac Elementary School – Division I

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.

Tamarac Secondary School – Division III

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students of all ages. It encourages students to use their imaginations and to work in teams – skills that will be useful throughout their lives. See more photos here.