Odyssey of the Mind Poth teams head for state!
The fifth-grade team finished in second place and will advance to the state tournament.
Two Poth teams are headed to state Odyssey of the Mind competition, following success in regional competition March 12 in Pflugerville.
After months of preparation, the students turned “trash” into a creative masterpiece. The competition challenges the teams to use as much recycled material as possible.
The fifth-grade team included Heath Dunn, Johnny Hime, Kyle Zaiontz, Abby Zaiontz, Emma Gawlik, Brianna Maha, and Lana Pruski. Lisa West coached the fifth-grade team. The students’ problem was called “As Good As Goldberg.” They created a device that could water plants and then developed a marketing plan to sell their invention. The team finished in second place and will advance to the state tournament.
The sixth-grade team included Garrett Darr, Caleb Albert, Austin Sekula, Rachel Raabe, Nicole Laskowski, and Kameron Coburn. They were coached by Jeanne Kotara. They competed in a problem called “Full Circle.” They had to transform an object three times and have it come back to its original form. These students worked hard and put on a great show.
The seventh-grade team, coached by Judy Scheffler, included Alex Chapa, Ashleigh Moody, Jonathan Pape, Noah Wiatrek, Allie Wehde, Daniel Soto, and McKayla Maha. They competed in a problem called “Le` Tour Guide.” The students had to visit two places around the world and then create a new destination of their own. The team finished in first place and will also advance to the state tournament in Houston on April 16.