MILLBURN, NJ – The Glenwood School Odyssey of the Mind World team was honored by the Millburn Township Committee for their historic accomplishment as world champions at yesterday’s meeting. The ‘Hide in Plain Sight’ team bested over 6,000 students last month at the world finals in Lansing, MI to secure the win. This is the first world championship win for a team in Millburn.
For their efforts, the Glenwood team received the ‘Key to the City’ and well deserved recognition by Millburn’s leadership.
“[We] recognize and congratulate the Glenwood Odyssey of the Mind team, Hide in Plain Sight team, for proudly representing their school, our community and state on an international stage. [We] thank all the teachers, administrators and parents for their dedication for the Glenwood School Odyssey of the Mind program.” Said Township Committeewoman Jackie Lieberberg.
The team used STEM principals to build a machine that could blend into its surroundings three times over a course.
Glenwood principal, Dr. David Jasin, has had several teams from his school succeed in the Odyssey of the Mind competitions but this was his first team to garner the highest honors.
“I couldn’t be more proud of these students. They represented the Millburn Township community with grace, style and hard work,” said Jasin at last night’s meeting. “I, as their principal, am proud to have them as my students.”
The Hide in Plain Sight winning team is made up of Anthony Cassano, Prisha Bhavnani, Matthew Petersen, Alex Finkelstein, Haddon Finan, Sophia Skalkotos, and Zachary Stern
The coaches are Elizabeth Cassano, Nicole Petersen, Gina Finkelstein and Glenwood teacher and Odyssey Coordinator Kate Naso.