Odyssey of the Mind 2017/2018 High School Rosters

    Mr. Palochak's Team:  First practice is Nov. 18th from 8:00 to noon at East Vincent


    Liam Conway

    George Kullen

    Dan Duffy

    Johnathan Arditi

    Kasey Fitch

    Alex Glasier

    Annie Arditi


    Ms. Janda's Team:  First practice to be announced


    Lily Buettler,

    Melinda Burns

    Abbey Hannis

    Kendra Melniczek

    Katrina Subick

    Stacia Subick

    Angeline Viti


    Ms. Vey's Team: First practice to be announced

    Seth Bradley

    John Duffy

    Sydney Morrison

    Haley O’Donnell

    Hannah Pugh

    Jessica Taney

    Emma Venanzi



    Odyssey of the Mind 2017/2018 Middle School Rosters 


    Mr. Palochak's team: First practice is Nov. 18th at East Vincent from 8:00 - Noon 


    Nick Wood

    Anant Pothakamury

    Charlie Kullen

    Addy D'Arcy

    Aman Pothakamury

    Christian Carrol

    Ava Zepp



    Ms. Vey's roster: First practice date to be announced later 


    Haley Byers

    Charlotte Camp

    Saachi Chakravarty

    Joel Epps

    Izzie Geist

    Zach Lineman

    Ian Pugh



    Ms. Yarbrough's Team:  Here are the names for the MS Odyssey of the Mind Technical Team: First practice November 11th, 8:00 to noon, at French Creek Elementary with a parent meeting to follow.


    Sarah Cass

    Nick Cerimele

    Grace Dales

    Sam Ferreira

    Anya Groth

    Sophia Lineman

    Julia Robinson


    Janda’s Middle School Team: First practice date to be announced later 


    Owen Butler 

    Kaelyn Grosser 

    Isabella Harman

    Megan Reynolds 

    Anna Subick

    Marie Tokay

    Kaylee Uba


    Duffy Middle School Team: First practice date to be announced later 

    Aidan Zepp

    August Crane

    Braeden Mathews

    Josh Zhaug

    Tommy Foster

    Olivia Savochka

    Ava Christoforou


  •                                                     Owen J. Roberts Odyssey of the Mind 2017/2018 Season


                Friday, October 27th, a creativity exam will be given to choose the students who will form this year’s Owen J. Roberts East Vincent, middle school and high school Odyssey of the Mind teams.  Odyssey of the Mind is a worldwide problem solving competition involving students as young as kindergarten up through the high school level.  The students from our district have proven themselves to be very competitive on all levels of competition by winning numerous regional competitions, multiple state titles, and several world championships since joining Odyssey 26 years ago.

                To qualify as a member of our problem solving teams, a student must complete an exam which measures his or her ability to think fluently, elaborate on her or her ideas, and create original ideas.  In addition, your child will be asked to list any special talents they might have, such as artistic or musical abilities, on the reverse side of the written examination.  Finally, your child’s current and former instructors will be interviewed to gather information regarding academic ability and work ethic of the student.  

               For East Vincent students, the exam will take place during the school day, 1:30 - 2:30 and is open to all interested fourth through sixth grade students.  

               For our middle and high school students, the test is open to all interested 6th through 12th grade Owen J. students.  

               As in the past, the financial burden of sending a student to state or world finals competition; transportation, hotel, and meals, lies with the guardian of the child.  This year's regional competition is Saturday, March 10th at Millersville University.  Winning teams moving on to the state finals competition will compete in Swiftwater, PA Saturday, April 7th.  State champions moving to world finals competition are scheduled to perform May 23rd through the 26th at Iowa State University.

               The Odyssey test will be held at East Vincent Elementary.  Drop off and pick up for middle and high school students is outside the gym lobby of the school.  Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the site.  The test begins approximately at 3:30 PM and ends about 4:30 PM. Students should bring at least two sharp pencils with them to the test.

              If you have any questions regarding the test or Odyssey feel free to contact me at East Vincent (610) 469-5106 or at cpalochak@ojrsd.com.

    Information about Odyssey of the Mind can be found on the site www.odysseyofthemind.com




    Thank you,

    Chris Palochak

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