Congratulations to all three Port Jervis Odyssey of the Mind teams for their incredible performance at the Region 5 Odyssey of the Mind competition at OU BOCES. Each team has worked incredibly hard, putting in hundreds of hours of practice, to create and present an original and creative solution to their problem. Each team member has grown tremendously and has represented Port Jervis so well.
Congratulations to HBE, who placed 2nd in their problem " Escape vroOM" and to PJHS, who placed 3rd in their problem "Life is a Circus! ".
One PJHS team member, Reina Ebbecke, was recognized for her kindness at competition and was awarded the OMER award. This was only given to three individuals at the competition. During the competition, Reina noticed that a young student from a different school did not have enough money to purchase a souvenir. Without any hesitation, Reina stepped in and contributed her own money to ensure that this student was able to get what he wanted. In doing this, Reina showed some Port Pride, but also, what Odyssey of the Mind is really about.