Odyssey of the Mind Judges Needed in Houston

October 31, 2008 at 4:46 pm 3 comments

There is a need for some engineering expertise!
Each team participating in Odyssey of the Mind has to arrange for a judge to donate their time to judge.  If the team cannot arrange for a judge, it cannot compete! 
Harmony School of Excellence is fielding 6 teams this year but only has 1 volunteer judge so far.  The judges must commit to judging for two events here in town and to going to judges’ training – also here in town.  The dates are:

State Tournament

   March 28, 2009, Spring Forest MS

   and Meadow Wood Elem


Region Dates:


Houston Area Region –

    Judge Training: Feb 7th, Paul Revere MS

    Tournament: Feb 28th, 2009 Paul Revere MS


There are two events that involve engineering.  They are:


Problem I:  Earth Trek – Design and Build a vehicle that will visit 4 locations.

Problem IV:  Shock Wave – Design and build a structure out of balsa wood and glue that will balance and support as much weight as possible while absorbing shock waves. 




Is there any way you could help provide some judges?  It would be a shame for the kids to go through all of this work and not be able to complete in the event.  Harmony School of Excellence still needs 5 judges that will commit to the three dates listed above.  If you can be a judge, contact FOJ Kristina Hardwick, 832-367-5243, khardwick@earthling.net


There are probably other schools in the same predicament.  If more volunteers would like to help, they can contact the Texas Odyssey of the Mind organizers directly at:  http://www.txodyssey.org/contacts.php.




For more information about the competition, you can visit:  http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/materials/2009problems.php

Thanks for helping to stimulate the minds of up and coming engineers!
Love, Jeanne


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen Blanchard  |  November 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I will send to a few appropriate contacts for you.

  • 2. xuan harris  |  November 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    I would love to participate. Please sign me up.


    • 3. petrocomputing  |  April 3, 2009 at 2:17 am

      Hey, Xuan, did you enjoy judging the Regional and State competitions for Odyssey of the Mind? I sure did! I did the long-term judging of the Teach Yer Creature, Division I. These elementary school students are pretty creative in ways of using recycled trash as their props and backdrops!
      Love, Jeanne


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