Odyssey of the Mind 2013 – 2014

Mittye P. Locke Elementary is proud to share exciting Odyssey of the Mind news! 

What is Odyssey?   Odyssey of the Mind started in the United States in 1978. Now, this program is international in over 36 countries.  We are very proud of our school’s program, students, coaches, and family members!  Our “Odyssey Super Heroes” created 6 teams this year, 1 primary and 5 intermediate, and represented our school at the Regional Tournament in March. These determined teams worked from September through March to solve problems in unique ways, create the solutions, and practice presentations in  “Out of the Box” fashion.  Over 200 teams competed in the Regional Tournament held at Thomas E. Weightman Middle School in both long term solutions and spontaneous problems.

All of the teams represented our school with pride and sportsmanship.  It was a tremendous day
to be a Locke Eagle! Congratulations to all 6 of our teams that competed!  We are VERY PROUD of YOU ALL!
Based on the Regional Tournament, 4 teams moved on to the State Finals who represented our school and the Gulf Coast Region.
These teams competed against the best schools in the State on April 11th in Orlando at UCF. 
State Finalists:

3rd Place at Regionals- Technical Difficulties

*First Place at Regionals- Pandora’s Box

First Place at Regionals- Loose Your Marbles

First Place at Regionals-Silent Movie

*Highest Honor for Creativity, Ranatra Fusca, was awarded for their Long Term Solution to “Pandora’s Box”.
Finally, we are so proud to share the PANDORA’s BOX team won the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP on April 11th!  This team is headed to the WORLD FINALS at Michigan State University May 20-23rd!  They will compete against up to 36 countries from around the world.  We are so excited to have this team represent our school, region, and great state!
**If interested in supporting this team moving on to the World Finals in any way, please contact the front office.**
They will be performing their show on May 7th at 6:00PM in the school cafeteria as a fundraising event.   Please come and show your support! 

Mittye P. Locke Elementary School

2014-2015 Odyssey of the Mind Teams


Runaway Train                   Technical Difficulties

Elaji Alexander                         Alejandro Alfonso

Caitlyn Carbone                     Lindsay Faggion

Jaden McDaniel                      Sophie Gomez

Dylan Starks                             Hannah Kelley

Joseph Stoehrer                      Joniel Laguna-Aponte

Talia Webster                           M.E. Means

Coach Claudia                       Maxwell Wegener

Coach Gomez


Pandora’s Box                   Lose Your Marbles

Samantha Cragle                   Kaitlynn Esposito

Nicholas Greene                     Juliet Gonzalez

Catalina Harvey                       Elana Phoeun

Liam Hendley                           Kaileb Quiroz

Genavieve Newton               Gabriella Rayburn

Emma Sisco                             Adrianna Richardson

Nicholas Tongco                     Jason Richardson

Coach Cragle                         Coach Carrie

Coach Greene                       Coach Greg

Coach Newton                       Coach Paul


Silent Movie                       Wacky Weather

Autumn Ahonen                      Joel Adamski

Elizabeth Green                      Sienna Mitchell

Illiza Reveredes                        Makenna Sams

Lauren Scott                            Jesse Tongco

Dulcie Shimp                            Leah Wade

Coach Ashley                         Coach Randy