Thomasville City Schools took five teams to the Georgia Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament at Columbus State University on April 9. The three-time World Finals team of Jacob Rieber, Cameren Rogers, Sharon Autry, Carlyn Autry, Asa Harbin, Shivanee Patel, and Mason Hodge took the top scores in all areas of competition for “Classics...Aesop's Gone Viral.” They will compete at World Finals at Iowa State University from May 25-28. Two other high school teams contain students who also competed at World Finals last year. Erin Quick, Jack Atkinson, Oliver Yant, Alston Stevenson, Lilith Edwards, Jala Walker and Eli Humphries took home 4th place for “Technical – Something’s Fishy.” Bo Miller, Mathew Whetsell, Matthew Cline, Holly Rumble, Tristen Logue, Owen Banaitis, and Jackson Hodge wowed the judges and scored an unheard-of perfect 200/200 for “Performance—Fins, Furs, Feathers, and Friends” and won first place in their problem/division for Style, but their Spontaneous score was not high enough to move them on to World Finals. Winston Cornish took home the only “OMer Award” of the weekend for his outstanding show of good citizenship. Cornish’s team (Max White, Sydney Born, Elease Ryals, Jack Edge, Smith Largent) won 3rd place for their division/problem for in their Spontaneous solution and their balsa wood structure held 155 pounds-- a Scholars Academy record!
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