Congratulations to the three teams who represented Lakeland Christian School at the State Odyssey of the Mind tournament in Orlando on April 12.
The middle school team competed in the Grades 6-8 Division 2 category. The team was coached by Sherry Herman and Belinda Mines and included Christian Herman, Sean Stoltz, Emily Branham, Mary Bayless, Sarah Lowe, Aden Mines and Hunter Patteson. Their problem was to design and built an 18-gram structure of balsa wood and glue in separate stackable pieces. The structure is tested to balance and support weights, and the team had to integrate an artistic representation of Earth while adding weights to test it. The team finished fifth out of 18.
The fifth grade team competed in the Grades 3-5 Division 1 category. Their problem was to design and build a vehicle driven by a student character taking a driver’s test. The vehicle was a hovercraft powered by handheld leaf blowers. The team placed fourth out of 17 teams. The students on this team were Kacey Hutto, Avery Crosby, Hannah Jackson, Brock Copeland, Carlton Howard, Matt Nelson and Henry Nelson. They were coached by Ken and Cindy Hutto.
The primary team was in a non-competitive division but was invited to perform at the tournament. The problem they chose was to create the “World’s First Art Festival.” The team created artwork and presented the pieces as part of a play. The primary team was coached by Pam Jackson. The team included Wesley Rogers, Hailey Jackson, Lauren Jones, Grace Rodda, Hope Hill, Hyatt Galbraith and Jacob Crosby.
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