Odyssey of the Mind


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Ten Abington Heights School District Odyssey of the Mind teams recently participated in the state finals. Odyssey of the Mind is funded by the Abington Heights Educational Improvement Organization (AEIO).

More than 100 teams competed at the North Central regional tournament in March in Berwick, which included two high school teams from Abington Heights.

Both of the Abington Heights teams placed first in their problem and division.

The results from the North Central regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament are as follows:

First Place:

- Pet Project, Division III, Abington Heights High School Team A

Team: Celine Brunetti, Evan Eckersley, Ryan Kresge, Josie LaCoe, Patrick Lange and Kate Wardach.

Coach: Amy Lange.

- It's How You Look At It, Division III, Abington Heights High School Team A

Team: Elizabeth Bamford, Nicholas Beckish, Rachel Gilmore, Alex Gockley, Jessa Sablan, Joe Sileo and Sarah Uhranowsky.

Coach: Theresa Beckish.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind Regional competition was recently held at Pocono Mountain West High School and 102 teams from across the region participated. Abington Heights had 16 teams participating in Odyssey of the Mind this year, with students from each school, ranging from second to 12th grade.

The first and second place teams advanced to the state finals.

The results from the Northeastern regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament are as follows:

First Place:

- ARTchitecture: The Musical, Division I, South Abington Elementary

Team: Jules Colombo, Ashley Hamilton, Emily McCabe, Joseph Rama, Roy Slavin, Lily Whetsell and Kaelee Whipple.

Coaches: Susan Potenzano and Gina McCabe.

- Email Must Go Through, Division III, Abington Heights High School Team A

Team: Mark DeSeta, Joe Fulton, Matt Galaydick, Jared Levinson, John McGarry, Evan Phillips and Stephen Sokalsky.

Coaches: Sue Fulton and Bill Fulton.

- ARTchitecture: The Musical, Division III, Abington Heights High School Team A

Team: Madeline Belknap, Natalie Belknap, Ellen Brown, Kelsey Brown, Emily Davis, Bryn Kizer and Meredith Westington.

Coach: Debbie Belknap.

Second Place:

- Email Must Go Through, Division I, Waverly Elementary

Team: Anthony Fazio, Amelia Farry, Lauren Heine, Noell Prisco, Ryan Salony and Ariel Wells.

Coaches: Joe Fazio and Paul Salony.

- It's How You Look At It, Division I, Clarks Summit Elementary

Team: Claudia Kozar, Maddie Lucas, Colin Rooney, Eric Schuster, Ryan Tinkelman, Chris Wickenheiser and Sean Wilkerson.

Coach: Cathy Wickenheiser.

- Tumblewood, Division I, Abington Heights Middle School Team A

Team: Dominick DeSeta, Spencer Janus, Anna Marchetta, Olivia Marchetta, Grace Phillips, Morgan Stiles and Josiah Severance.

Coach: Deb Marchetta.

- ARTchitecture: The Musical, Division II, Abington Heights Middle School Team A

Team: Kate Coleman, Jordan Jarocha, Natalie Kozar, Victoria Munley, Brenna Phillips, Danielle Sanok and Katie Walsh.

Coach: Rose Phillips.

- Tumblewood, Division II, Abington Heights Middle School Team A

Team: Danny Habeeb, Timmy Habeeb, Curt Murphy, Jonathan Ross, Stavros Tsaklas, Ben Ulmer and Andy Wardach.

Coaches: Arlis Ross, Lynne Wardach

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