Two teams from the East Greenbush Central School District competed at the New York State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on Saturday at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
The teams – one from Goff Middle School and one from Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School – qualified for the state tournament by winning at the regional level in early March.
Goff Middle School’s team competed in Problem 2:Odyssey ReOMvention and won 5th place for the middle school level, Division II. The team, on its first trip to New York State Finals, consisted of 7th graders Carter Cantara, Mattingly Gorski, James Hatch Jr., Ella Rapant, Riley Sheehan, Amelia Yoder and 6th grader Benjamin Adadjo.
Donald P. Sutherland’s team competed in Problem 1: Escape vroOM for elementary schools, Division I. They faced stiff competition and finished 11th out of 17 teams statewide. Those competing for DPS were 2nd graders Carter Chalavoutis-Miller and James Virnelli, 3rd graders Julian Brown, Molly Hatch, Darwin Rapant, Myah Scott and 5th grader Kaya Szalay.