WHS Odyssey of the Mind teams earns third place at World Finals

The Washingtonville High School Odyssey of the Mind team competed against teams from all over the world in the World Finals held at Iowa State University, May 25-28. 

The team was required to build a Matryoshka structure team, also known as nesting dolls, using only balsa wood and glue. The structure had to hold as much weight as possible and is tested by adding Olympic-sized weights until it breaks. The WHS team's Matryoshka structure held 930 pounds. The team was also required to write and design a skit to match the structure, which they performed as the structure was unveiled to the audience. When the skit and structure scores were combined, the WHS team earned a third place finish in the tournament!

The team members are Julia Ariano, Miranda Frisbee, Summer Giovene, Anne Hagan, Casey Lee, Ashwin Maurya and Karoline Rosa-Cesani. Congratulations to all on such an impressive showing!