We did not get to honor our graduating seniors or award the 2020 Rita Ostroff Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship at this year’s State Finals, but we are oh so proud of all of them. Not just for their accomplishments in and out of the classroom and with NJ Odyssey of the Mind, but how they have all made the best of an undesirable situation. We wish all of our graduating Seniors the best of luck as they prepare to start their next odyssey and hope they come back to us next year as judges! In the meantime, tell them to register with the International Alumni Association so that wherever they end up, they stay involved.
Rita Ostroff Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship winner Michelle Bryson will be attending Carnegie Mellon University with plans to major in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She participated in Odyssey of the Mind at Princeton High School and served as their club’s President. Her team won a Ranatra Fusca at World Finals in 2018.
Rita Ostroff Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship winner Nick Eimer spent six years participating in Odyssey of the Mind with the Collingswood Rec Program and then volunteered two years as an assistant coach. He graduated from Collingswood HS as Salutatorian and will attend Rutgers – New Brunswick majoring in Political Science.
Rita Ostroff Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship winner Mackenzie Rattigan will be attending the University of Delaware Honors College to pursue a degree in Exercise Science. A decade-long participant in Odyssey of the Mind in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District, she graduated from Woodstown High School as Salutatorian.
Rita Ostroff Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship winner Hanna Stutzman participated in Odyssey of the Mind at Fisher Middle School and Ewing High School, where she was Co-Captain of the team. She will be attending The College of New Jersey pursuing a Masters in Public Health in their 4+1 duel degree program.
Rita Ostroff Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship winner Morgan Tiziker will be an Engineering major at Drexel University this fall. Co-Captain of the Ewing High School team, she also participated at Fisher Middle School and Lore Elementary School. Morgan, who graduated from Ewing High School ranked 4th in her class, is also a recipient of a Creative Opportunities Unlimited (COU) scholarship.
Inaugural Rita Ostroff Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship college winner Nicholas Koehn from Haddon Heights was an Odyssey of the Mind participant at Glenview Elementary School. Nicholas just completed his Freshman year at Catholic University where he is a Biology major in the Honors Program. Nicholas is also on the baseball team and volunteers weekly at his local food pantry.