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Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament in Tucson, AZ - Go HSGP Team!

HSGP Odyssey of the Mind Division 1 Team, Central Region First Place Champions, compete at the State Tournament in Tucson!

The competition is fierce! Our team has been working hard to tune up their presentation!


The HSGP Team will present their "Tumblewood" long term performance at 10:06 AM in the South Gym of Canyon del Oro High School.

Here is a description of the long-term problem that our team presents their solution for. The solution includes a commercial, a play, and a small structure that will hold a lot of weight. Costumes, sets, structure and ramp are designed and made by the kids!

Problem 4: Tumble-wood
Divisions I, II, III & IV
Teams will design and build a structure made of only balsa wood and glue that will balance and support as much weight as possible. Before weight placement begins, the team will present a commercial that includes the structure rolling down a ramp. The structure will be scored for how far it rolls and for how much weight it holds. The team will integrate the placement of the weights into the performance. Cost limit: $145 USD.

For a description of all the problems, go to:

Our team will also solve Spontaneous problems, posed by the judges in a top-secret session in which coaches and parents are not allowed. (11:15 AM)

The Awards ceremony is at 4:30 PM.

In our "down time" we will watch other teams' performances.

If you plan to go and cheer the team on, I can give you some cell phone numbers, so you can find us on the campus.

Will the HSGP Team go on to compete in the WORLD FINALS at Michigan State University???

Thanks to Coach Brian Calaway, and his co-coach (and Mom) Lorna!

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  • Jennifer W.

    Awesome! What a great day--especially since our team won 2nd place and is going on to World Finals next month!

    April 8, 2013

  • Sara

    I'll be there with small folk.

    April 5, 2013

  • Lynn

    We are so excited! We're making a long weekend of the trip, got a room at La Posada Sat-Mon we're doing the Kartchner Caverns tour Sun. and maybe Kitt Peak Observatory too! If anybody else has plans to stay through the weekend you should join us!

    March 29, 2013

  • Ann Marie E.

    Liz will be there!

    March 26, 2013

  • Jennifer W.

    Team member Bradley and his parents

    March 26, 2013

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