World Finals 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 World Finals Teams!

New Jersey Odyssey of the Mind would like to offer our official congratulations to all of the New Jersey teams who competed at the 2019 Worlds Finals at Michigan State University! We couldn’t be prouder of our teams and the way they supported each other throughout the week!

These teams placed 15th or higher at the competition:

  • Glenwood School, Short Hills – 1st Place, Problem 2, Division 1
  • Oradell Public School, Oradell – 4th Place, Problem 3, Division 2
  • JP Stevens High School A – 4th place, Problem 4, Division 3
  • Woodstown High School, Woodstown – 5th Place, Problem 2, Division 3
  • St Augustine of Canterbury School – 6th Place, Problem 5, Division 2
  • Oradell Public School, Oradell – 8th Place, Problem 2, Division 1
  • JP Stevens High School A, Edison – 8th Place, Problem 5, Division 3
  • Martin Luther King Elementary School, Edison – 9th Place, Problem 5, Division 1
  • Woodstown High School, Woodstown – 11th Place, Problem 5, Division 3
  • Glenwood School, Milburn – 12th Place, Problem 5, Division 1
  • Collingswood Rec Program Navy – 14th Place, Problem 2, Division 2
  • Washington School Blue, Milburn – 14th Place, Problem 3, Division 1
  • Fisher Middle School, Ewing – 14th Place, Problem 3, Division 2
  • Collingswood Rec Program Navy – 14th Place, Problem 3, Division 3
  • Glenwood School, Milburn – 15th Place, Problem 4, Division 1

In addition, Collingswood Rec Program Navy, Problem 1, Division 2 received an OMER’s Award:

This team arrived at its venue an hour before its performance to find that its vehicle was missing. Someone must have thrown it away! After the initial panic, the team decided to treat the dilemma as a spontaneous problem.  Using teamwork and items donated to them by other teams that finished competing, team members incorporated their newly created vehicle into a humorous, entertaining, engaging solution.  The Staging Area Judges were impressed by their positive can-do attitude throughout the day, a true demonstration of the Odyssey problem-solving spirit.”

Complete scores can be found on the World Finals 2019 website .

We can’t wait to see what our teams will come up with next year! Check out the problem synopsis to start brainstorming.

Good luck and see you in September!