For GIS Odyssey team, it's a world takeover


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  • The Goshen Intermediate School Odyssey of the Mind team will compete in the World Finals in May.




  • GIS Odyssey coaches Jeanette McDowell and Amy Bunzey.




  • The winning GIS team performs for the judges.




  • The girls are all smiles while in costume.




  • The Middle School team performs for the judges at SUNY Binghamton.




  • The Goshen High School team took seventh place for “Seeing is Believing.”




  • The C.J. Hooker Middle School team placed eighth in their division at the State Competition.




  • The Goshen High School team shows off their acting chops.



— The Goshen Intermediate School's "It's How We Rule" Odyssey of the Mind team will head to the World Finals May 28-31 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Team members Madilyn Bunzey, Kierstin Holt, Sarah McDowell, Emma Melley, Brianna Van Steenburgh, Alexandria Thurtle and Jilian Welshoff took first place at the New York State Competition at SUNY Binghamton on April 12. The girls are coached by Jeanette McDowell and Amy Bunzey.

In addition, the Goshen High School and C.J. Hooker Middle School's "Seeing is Believing" teams placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in their divisions.

Synopses: It's How We Rule
In the 1795 Kingdom of Hawaii, the people are faced with a coconut shortage. Some greedy people are taking more than they need. King Kamehameha (Jilian Welshoff) is the big, busy ruler of the kingdom who always eats four coconuts a day. When his secretary (Brianna Van Steenburgh) loses one of his coconuts, it finds its way into the future. King Kamehameha deals with the coconut shortage by issuing a decree that will allow all Hawaiians to continue to enjoy the fruit from the Tree of Life and stay happy and healthy. The coconut travels through a strange portal to the year 3335 and the Kingdom of Argenteus. This is a peaceful, flower-filled kingdom filled with songs sung by a minstrel. However, the quiet is due to the citizen’s obsession with their i-petals. The appearance of this strange, brown ball captures everyone’s attention and when it produces a shiny coconut tree Queen Lametta (Sarah McDowell) believes it will be a good thing for the kingdom and plans to consult with her advisors. The citizens are told to go about their business. They begin to walk and text and play i-petal games, colliding with one another in the streets. The Queen, alarmed by this behavior issues a decree outlawing the use of i-petals while walking. Argenteus is once again a peaceful, happy and healthy kingdom.

Goshen High School: Seeing is Believing, seventh place, Division III: Mackenzie Kurek, Kate Laskoski, Abigail Lewis, Darcy McDowell, Reilly Miller, Hannah Welshoff. Coached by Beth Laskoski and Kathy Kurek.

C.J. Hooker Middle School: Seeing is Believing, eighth place, Division II: Tallon Clark, Emma Finkelstein, Erin O'Connor, Stephen Perrillo-Sullivan, Mackenzie Phelps, Sam Sherlock, Brooke Youngman. Coached by Catherine Sherlock and Margo Claster.



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