Pacific Elementary 4th grade Odyssey of the Mind competes in Virtual World Finals!

Pacific’s fourth-grade Odyssey of the Mind team recently competed in the Virtual World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind along with over 800 other teams from around the world.  On Saturday, May 30, Odyssey of the Mind held its World Finals Ceremony virtually, and Pacific’s team placed 10th out of the 129 teams in their division, and, spectacularly, placed 3rd overall in the spontaneous portion of the tournament!  The team members are Reagan Ertman, Cary Geida, Cameron Geida, Natalie Held, Brady Lange, Rehaan Mehrotra and Jack Schneider, and the team is coached by Pacific 2nd-grade teacher, Michelle Lautanen.

Teams were scored on their performance in a spontaneous problem and a long-term problem.  For the spontaneous problem, the Pacific team safely social distanced in a back yard to provide creative answers to one question in a 25 minute time period, which they then submitted online. For the long-term problem, the team submitted a video of their long-term skit, which they had prepared all year, along with supplemental videos of themselves filmed individually and remotely talking to the Judges about their performances and creations used in the skit.

Click Here for the official results.

Congratulations to Pacific’s 4th-grade team!

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