Four teams from McGraw competed at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals last week at Iowa State University. In addition to sharing their creative solutions to long-term and spontaneous problems, McGraw students met other students from all over the world, traded pins, and watched some amazing performances!
McGraw teams competed against up to 50 other teams from across the United States and other countries, such as Singapore, Mexico, China and Poland, in their problems. Here are the results:
Triathlon Travels: 34th Place (Leo Foote, Ivan Chen, Layton Stolz, Anisha Raja, Ryan Matheny, coach - Kristen Foote)
Emoji, Speak for Yourself: 6th Place overall, 2nd in the world on Spontaneous problem-solving (Elizabeth Green, Dorothy Berger, Jayani Raja, Barrett Moran, Neena Wittemyer, Callen Solley, Coaches - Becky Rosetti, Corey Green, Nancy McElwain)
Animal House: 15th place (Maiti McCausland, Elsa Ebel, Drake Solley, Ben Koenig, Riley Crabb, Caleb Emery, coaches - Damon McCausland and Deidre Sewell)
A Steller Hangout: 37th Place (Charlotte Wicks, Morgan Dirks, Alana Trumbo, Mariah Gonzalez, Lily Bunnell, Dean Bradley, coaches - Paula Prescott, Tasha Brewer, Casey Trumbo)
Also, Webber Middle School’s Animal House OM team finished in 9th place among all Middle School teams in the world. That team includes former McGraw students Henry Koenig, Jordan Ackerfield, Daniel Schkade, Brady Bhalla, Breanna Corbin and Elizabeth Ingham. The coaches are former McGraw parents Shane and Jen Corbin.
As you can see, McGraw had a very successful showing at the World Tournament. Thanks to everyone for your support for Odyssey of the Mind at McGraw this year. We are so proud of our kids and coaches!