Fort Thomas Odyssey of the Mind teams excel at regional competition | Schools
FORT THOMAS, KY (FOX19) - Five Fort Thomas Independent Schools’ Odyssey of the Mind teams recently competed at the regional competition. All five teams placed in the top ten within their division.
The Highlands Middle School team and the Johnson/Moyer Elementary School team, both led by coach Tracy Houston, advanced to the state competition to be held on March 9, at Northern Kentucky University. The Highlands Middle School team members include Sudar Addepalli, Samantha Lohner, Timmy Sieverding, Josty Sieverding, Sarah Cayton and Grace Morrison. The Johnson/Moyer team members include Alex Cayton, Maggie Cayton, Ella Goebel, Joey Holt, Thad Long, Magnus Sieverding and Olivia Smith.
In addition, the Woodfill/Moyer team, coached by Sara Chasteen and assistant coach Christina Huth, received 1st place in the spontaneous category within their division. These team members include Ian Warford, Regan Warford and Evelyn Huth. The Johnson team, led by coach Stacie Contreras, placed 6th in their division with team members Carissa Armstrong, Sam Contreras, Savannah King, Ravi McKim, Ian Roller, Thaddy Sieverding and Elijah Smith. Finally, the primary team, led by coach Sarah Hume with assistant coach Kareemah Mills, received a very high score in their division, even though the primary teams are not able to advance to the state competition. The primary team members include Saumit Addepalli, Ariana Gutierrez, Katie Hume, Aiden Nevels, Dhanushri Prasanna and Srishti Prasanna.
The Fort Thomas Odyssey of the Mind program provides creative problem solving opportunities for students and is co-coordinated by Melinda Greenwood and Kathleen Lemmons, both teachers in the gifted and talented program within the district. Any student in the Fort Thomas Independent School district may join. The program runs from November through March each school year.