Odyssey teams prepare for World Finals

Three Knox County Odyssey of the Mind teams are bound for World Finals at Michigan State University after winning at the State competition held on March 9.

  Central Elementary’s Problem 5, Division 1, team placed second out of eleven teams.   Left to right front row: Delaney Sowders, Cassiday Napier, Megan Bierman, Cooper Collins and Taryn Mills  Left to right back row: Coach Sallee Beth Mills, Brayden Roark and Coach Kendra Smith-Doolin  Not pictured- Isaac Schneider
Knox Central’s Problem 5, Divison 3, team placed first out of eight teams.Left to right: Tristen Hinkle, Landon Hammons, Cody Swafford, Chris Gibson, Lauren Hammons, Nick Gibson, Sherri Hammons Not pictured Coach Gentry Gibson
Knox Central’s Problem 1, Divison 3, team placed second in the State competition.Left to right: Keegan Belcher, Kayla Tipper, Madi Hatfield, Kaitlynn Wagers, Whitney Sizemore, Peyton Barnhill, Emily Hudson.Not pictured coach Travis Mills

Also competing and placing at State, but not qualifying for World Finals, was Girdler’s Odyssey of the Mind team:

Girdler’s Problem 5, Divison 1, team placed third out of eleven teams.Back row left to right: Kaeli Hale, Peyton Clark, Jayden McCreary, Ailee Bargo.  Front row left to right: Drew Hale, Sara Gibson, Matthew Wood.  Coaches Rita Wood and Lisa Gibson.

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