Wednesday, November 25, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search

Lost & Found

VideoFOUND: DACHSHUND on Church Rd in New Berlin. Call 830-556-2545 to identify.
Found: Military dog tag at Wal-mart fuel station, name on tag is Perez Lilliana. If you are or know this person, call Felix 830-391-3003 to claim.
REWARD!! 2 catahoula female hog dogs with neon collars lost around cr 132 & hwy 97 west & cr 221 on San Antonio River call 210-779-6614 or 210-815-2709
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Warning: While most advertisers are reputable, some are not. Unfortunately the Wilson County News cannot guarantee the products or services of those who buy advertising space in our pages. We urge our readers to use great care, and when in doubt, contact the San Antonio Better Business Bureau, 210-828-9441, BEFORE spending money. If you feel you have been the victim of fraud, contact the Consumer Protection Office of the Attorney General in Austin, 512-463-2070.
Maverick Grill is hiring kitchen help, cook, and line cook. Apply in person Mon.-Fri. between 2-5 p.m., 6671 U.S. Hwy. 181 North, Floresville. 830-216-2712.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos

Video Vault ›
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

The 411: Youth

Odyssey of the Mind travels to Michigan

Odyssey of the Mind travels to Michigan
(From left) Brian Garza, Blake Moody, Miles Korzekwa, and Sarah Theuret perform at the World Finals in Lansing, Mich.

E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
June 12, 2013
Post a comment

By Jenifher Escobedo

Odyssey of the Mind is an educational program that supports creative problem solving opportunities for students ranging from kindergarten through college. Team members solve problems such as showing their own interpretation of literacy classics or building their own mechanical devices. Thousands of teams from the U.S. and about 25 other countries participated in this extraordinary program.

On May 22-25, Odyssey of the Mind presented the 34th World Finals. More than 825 teams were lucky enough to compete on the world stage. One of the lucky teams was Mrs. West’s GT class from Poth Elementary School: Brian Garza, Catherine Henke, Miles Korzekwa, Blake Moody, Elijah Nelson, Sarah Theuret, and Connor West.

They flew into Detroit Tuesday night and drove to Lansing, Mich. They went to the Henry Ford Museum’s Greenfield Village on Wednesday. They were invited to the opening ceremony Wednesday night and competed in the spontaneous problem Thursday morning. They also went to the Creativity Festival Thursday afternoon and attended the Float and Banner Parade Thursday night, where the class walked to represent Texas.

They watched a team from Shanghai, China, perform Friday morning. They competed in problem 5 “It’s How You Look at It” Friday. The judges said the skit was “hilarious” and “a great way to end the day.” The team was also complimented by the head judge on their good sportsmanship when they helped out another team whose prop broke right before they were to perform.

The team traveled to the city of Holland on Saturday and visited a beach on Lake Michigan, a Dutch village, and Windmill Island Gardens. The closing ceremony was Saturday night, and the team ended up placing 17 out of 51 teams! They later attended a pre-teen party and flew back home on Sunday.

The team, their parents, and Mrs. West all had an extraordinary adventure, and we are all proud of them for a successful year.

Junior Journalist Jenifher Escobedo is a Poth High School senior. The daughter of Juan and Celia Escobedo hopes to attend beauty school after graduation.

Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

The 411: Youth Archives

NIE school
Heavenly Touch homeauto chooserTriple R DC ExpertsDrama KidsVoncille Bielefeld homeClarity WellAllstate & McBride Realty

  Copyright © 2007-2015 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.