Pennsbury HS Takes the Trophy!
Congratulations to the Pennsbury High School Odyssey of the Mind team for earning a third-place finish in the 2020 Virtual Odyssey of the Mind World Finals! The team of Kartik Kannan (12), Robert Oleynick (12), Emma Desrosiers (11), Rowan Levanthal (11), Henry Lane (10), Phillip Santos (10), and Ansh Shah (10) successfully placed as one of the top teams in the world in Problem 2, Division 3: “Net Working.” The team, which was unable to compete at the regional and state competitions, formed in early April when it was announced that this year’s World Finals was open to all teams online. Unable to meet in person due to the current stay-at-home guidelines, the team met virtually to create a humorous, creative, and technical skit that centered around the use of three different devices to transport messages. The team was inspired by not only the many wonderful Pennsbury educators, but also the current pandemic to create a performance based around the human body. Their skit combined art, music, and drama with physics, biology, and programming, all while using recycled materials and creative engineering. This is the first time a Pennsbury High School team has brought home a trophy from the World Finals in the Pennsbury Odyssey of the Mind Association’s (POMA) 36 years of participation. We are so proud of the high school team for its success in these unique circumstances!