This year, Cotswold had two teams compete at the North Carolina Odyssey of the Mind Central Regional Tournament at Wingate University on March 7, 2015.
Team A, coached by Shawwna Plegder, consisted of Janey Thompson, Maggie Emmons, Alina Atzor, Kevin Foster, Maya Decoux, Thomas Wilcox and Gracie Burton. They came in 6th in Division 1, Silent Movie Problem in which the team created and presented a performance depicting a director character that produced and presented a silent movie featuring a humorous villain character that committed three silly acts of “villainy”. Characters in the movie were not allowed to speak as part of the presentation of the movie. Instead, like classic silent films, the team played music on a team-created instrument and creatively displayed subtitles to convey its story to the audience and judges.
Team B, coached by Erin Ashendorf, Julie Smith and Mary Casey, consisted of Isaac Ashendorf, Walker Smith, Walker Huff, Graham Busch, Karel Ehler and Jake Spiva. They came In 4th in Division 1-B, Pandora’s Box, in which the team put a video game spin on the story of Pandora’s Box. A gamer character took on this multi-level game inspired by the Greek myth. The game included a prologue that depicted the original story of Pandora’s Box, three characters representing different evils that escaped the box, and a power meter that represented the gamer character’s health. To beat the game, the player advanced to the final level where it released hope into the world.
Congratulations to both teams and their coaches! A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Hair and Ms. Dowker for serving as judges in this year’s competition.