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McGraw's "Stack Attack!" team places 16th at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

McGraw's "Stack Attack!" team competed at the Odyssey of the Mind (OM) World Finals, held May 25 - 28 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The team placed 16th out of 39 teams representing various countries and US states in the Division 1 structure-building problem. Students on Division 1 teams range in age from 9 - 11 years old. Teams were ranked based on an 8-minute "long-term" performance and their skill in solving a spontaneous problem.  During the long-term performance, teams presented a creative skit while simultaneously testing the amount of weight a 15 gram balsa wood structure they built could hold.

Previously, McGraw's "Stack Attack!" team finished as the Division 1 structure-building problem champions at the Colorado state OM tournament, where three other McGraw OM teams also competed. Stack Attack! team members are: Alexis Resseguie, Connor Ackerfield, Jordan Ackerfield, Cierra Corbin, Ezra Roth, Daniel Schkade and Henry Koenig. The team coaches are Colby Ackerfield, Shane Corbin and Jennifer Owens. The team is shown below with Odyssey of the Mind founder Dr. Sam Micklus.