Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey 2022
Magee Middle School’s Odyssey of the Mind teams took top honors in the middle school division at Arizona State Finals Saturday (March 26) at Canyon del Oro High School.    All four Magee teams now advance to World Finals at Iowa State University May 25-29, after surpassing the top middle school teams from all over Arizona.  
One of Magee’s teams competing in the Structure category built a framework from lightweight balsa wood that held 640 pounds when tested in competition.  That’s more weight than any other school in Arizona (including high schools such as University High and Canyon del Oro).  Members of this First Place team worked long hours to create their solution.  Magee Structure team members are:
Khloe Bell-Harry 
Emalynn Bone 
Vesta Kalesinskaite 
Lillian Koning 
Isabel Szlemko 

Magee had one group of students enter in THREE problem categories – Vehicle, Classics, and Drama Performance -- and this team took FIRST PLACE in Vehicle and Performance, and third place in Classics - all three qualifying for World Finals.  Congratulations to participating team members for Vehicle, Classics, and Drama Performance:
Mya Figueroa 
Taylor Hicks 
Averye Meyer 
Braydon Nye-Erickson 
Sophia Yanez 
Lois Letson, an additional team member from Borton Elementary School.

Only one other TUSD school competed at Odyssey of the Mind Arizona State Finals: University High School took First Place in the high school division of the Structure problem.  Their lightweight balsa structure held 590 pounds at the competition, and they will travel to World Finals along with Magee. 

Magee Middle School principal is Martin Muecke. The Magee Odyssey sponsor and head coach is Marjorie Letson, along with volunteer coaches Jim Edwards and Autumn Szlemko.  
More information on Odyssey of the Mind can be found at Odyssey of the Mind and Arizona Odyssey (where tournament results are posted under the “Competition” link).