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Odyssey teams score regional wins

Filed in Archive by on March 6, 2017

Seven teams from Bethlehem Central competed in the Odyssey of the Mind Region 7 competition on Saturday, March 4 at Shenendehowa High School. Two teams will move on to the New York State competition at Binghamton University on Saturday, April 8.

“Every team brought their very best to the regional competition,” said BC Odyssey coach Betsy Gumustop. “It was awesome to see five ribbons came home to Bethlehem and for two of our teams move on to the state competition.”

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition involving students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

Teams of up to seven (7) members work together at length to solve a problem and then present their solution at a regional tournament. Odyssey of the Mind allows participants to:

  • Develop team-building skills;
  • Learn to be a better listener and critical thinker;
  • Nurture a creative-thinking process; and
  • Have fun.

Congraulations to all of this year’s Odyssey participants. Making BC proud! Learn more about Odyssey of the Mind and the problems our students were challenged to solve.


BCHS – First Place – Problem 5

girls pose with trophy


BCMS – 1st Place – Problem 1

boys and girls dressed like cats

BCMS – 2nd Place – Problem 3

boys and girls pose for photo

BCMS – Second Place – Problem 5

boys and girls pose with project

Hamagrael – 2nd Place – Problem 2

four girls pose for photo

Hamagrael – Problem 5

girls and boys pose for photo with display

Glenmont – Primary

girls and boy pose for photo wearing sunglasses