NHS Odyssey of the Mind team takes first, advances to states

The six members of the Niskayuna High School Odyssey of the Mind Team are pictured with their team set and in-costume in a school hallway.

The Niskayuna High School Odyssey of the Mind team won first place in its division at the regional tournament on March 4 at Shenendahowa High School. The team competed in ‘Ready, Set, Build’ where they were tasked with building a tower out of balsa wood that held as much weight as possible. Part of the competition also involved the students creating a skit about their tower. The team will go on to complete at the state level on April 8 in Binghamton.

Niskayuna High School Physics teacher Kara McLaughlin is the team’s coach and NHS Biology teacher Elizabeth Kenny is the assistant coach.

Team members, pictured above from left to right, are: Venkat Kota, Auerman Atif, John Drazba, Yushi Li, Rishi Katragadda, Paul Tan.