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Magee Middle School Teams win trophies at World Odyssey of the Mind

Magee team at Worlds

Two of Magee Middle School's Odyssey of the Mind teams received trophies for finishing in third place at World Finals held at Michigan State University May 24-27. The closing night Awards Ceremony drew 18,000 competitors and supporters to celebrate the teams with the highest scores.

Students from around the world competed in the world's largest creativity competition, Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. Magee sent five teams after winning State Finals competition in April, and Magee students were also part of the team from Sabino High School, the only other Tucson Unified school at the World Finals. In all 30 teams represented Arizona at the competition.

Below are the results from the competition, which featured 833 championship teams from around the United States and the world including Canada, China, South Korea, India, Japan, Russia, Poland, Germany, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland, Italy, and Mexico.

Magee team at WorldsProblem 3, Classics – finished 3rd in World, Classics Div. II (highest Spontaneous score at World)

Elizabeth Biggs
Alexis Byrnes
Haeleigh Chipman
Hailey Hartshorn
Ella McNaughton
Brooklyn Mercurio
Alyssa North

Problem 5, Drama – finished 3rd in World, Drama Div. II (second highest Spontaneous at World, competing against 72 teams in their division)

Mia Goldberg
Sebastian Gray
Sydney Harrington
Brooklyn Mercurio
Ashli North
Samson Schneider

Magee Team at WorldsProblem 1, Vehicle – finished 21st in World, Vehicle Div. II

Angelina Cruz
Gavin Dee
Mia Goldberg
Robert Watkins
Kyle Yarger
Alyssa Zachareas
Karly Zamora

Problem 2, Tech – finished 20th in World, Tech Div. II

Nevaeh Conrad
Mia Goldberg
Cailan Pugliese
Abril Valdez
Kyle Yarger
Karly Zamora

Problem 4, Structure – finished 22nd in World, Structure Div. II (held 529 pounds)

Madison Byrnes
Charlie Espinoza
MaryEllen Fitzpatrick
Danielle Hartshorn
Elizabeth Kiburz
Launa Sigars
Carly Swansen

In addition, several Magee students are on the Sabino High School team that finished 17th in Structure, Div. III (held 529 pounds): Alexis Byrnes, Sebastian Gray, Alyssa North and Alyssa Zachareas, plus former Magee students at Sabino Sara Edwards and Sophia Schneider. This team also had the world's second-highest scores in Spontaneous competition for their division.