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Veeder Team Takes Sixth Place at Odyssey of the Mind State Competition

Congratulations to a team of seven students from Veeder Elementary School for placing sixth at the state level of the Odyssey of the Mind competition last weekend.

The team placed second in the Division I "Stack Attack" competition at the Region 7 event held March 5 at Shenendehowa High School. Eight South Colonie teams from five schools competed at this year's Odyssey of the Mind event.

Veeder team members are Jenna Abdelslam, Cole Atkins, Kendall Abraham, Maggie VanDyke, Emma Lupe, Gabby Norton, Hannah Slater. Cristal Slater is the coach.

Click here to watch an informative video about the Odyssey of the Mind program

The Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems in a team setting.
Embedded in the process are 21st Century Skills such as Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Global Awareness, Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills, Self-Direction and Adaptability.

For more information, click here

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