State Street Elementary Team A members, from left, Megan Buff, Ivy Carter, Daniella Erbes, Jack Whirtley, Maeve Canty, Alex Flanagan and Spencer Mack celebrate their second place finish and their advancement to the World Championships at Binghamton University on March 31.
2012 Skaneateles OOTM NY State Tournament Results
Ooh-Motional Vehicle, Div. I
State Street Elementary School, Team A – 4th place
Coaches: Kim Bolton and Michelle Senn.
Team members: Sarah Bailey, Jordan Senn, , Evan Swigonski, Bradley Bolton, Nicholas Hernandez, Shane Rutledge and Hannah Boyer.
To Be or Not To Be, Div. I
State Street Elementary School, Team A – 11th place,
Coach: Chris Molinari.
Team members: Solomon Landsberg, Emma Keady, Morgan Dodds, Nicole Bonocore, Hannah Blowers, Cecelia Marrinan and Noah Smith.
You Make the Call, Div. I
State Street Elementary School, Team A – 5th place
Coach: Nancy DeRosa.
Team members: Nicole DeRosa, LB Burkhardt, Cynthia Keller, Matheu Campbell, Gavin Cheney, Levi Carvalho and Justin Wolford.
To Be or Not To Be, Div. III
Skaneateles High School – 14th place
Coaches: Rob Davenport and Randy Elliott.
Steven Janack, Mick Elliott, Raenah Campbell, Kayla Ramsden, Glyn Davenport, Allison Lambdin and Jonathan Mecomber.
Odyssey Angels, Div. III
Skaneateles High School – 8th place
Coach: Becky Muir.
Team members: Morel Malcolm, Shannon O'Brien, Victoria Field, Maria Schillace and Sarah Tomlinson.
Two Skaneateles teams — one from State Street Elementary School and one from Skaneateles High School — finished at the top of their divisions at the recent Odyssey of the Mind state competition and will head to the OOTM World Competition at Iowa State University at the end of May.
Skaneateles sent a total of six teams to compete in the OOTM state competition this past Saturday, March 31, at Binghamton University.
“I am very proud of all of our students who performed at the NYS tournament. It was an amazing day of very creative solutions and tremendous teamwork,” said Kelley McQuiggan, Skaneateles teacher and coordinator of the district’s OOTM program.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program in which students in grades four to 12 work in teams to come up with creative ways to solve problems. Teams work on their skits, props and scenery for their solutions from fall through spring.