“Michigan or BUST” for the Crestwood Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team
CRESTWOOD’S ODYSSEY OF THE MIND team will compete at Michigan state on May 22nd -May25th. Shown front from left is Ky LaMarca, Reagan Venturi, Grant Cormier. (TOP) Sarah Klush, Paige Allen and John McGroarty.

The Crestwood Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team has been invited to compete at the 34th Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Competition which will be held at Michigan State University on May 22nd-May 25th.

The Crestwood team was awarded 1st place in Division II, Problem #3: “ARTchitecture: The Musical”, at the Odyssey of the Mind PA State Competition on Sat. April 13th held at Pocono Mountain East High School, which qualifies them to compete at the World Finals Competition. The team will represent the Crestwood School District and the state of Pennsylvania as they compete against teams across the United States but also teams from around the World.

Fundraising efforts are underway to help fund the team’s trip to the World Finals Competition. The team members and their parents are sponsoring several “Michigan or BUST” fundraisers. A “Happy Hour” will be held on Fri. May 17th from 7pm –9pm at the Dorrance Inn. Tickets are a $20 donation and will include: Pizza, wings, Stromboli, draft beer, wine and soda. A separate basket of cheer raffle is also being held to support the team. The First prize is the “Nothing but the Top Shelf” basket. The Runner up prize is the “No Sour Grapes” wine basket. Ticket donations are: $5 a ticket or 3 tickets for $10. Please contact Michelle LaMarca, the CMS OotM team coach, at 474-9613 or cata3rd@myway.comif you are interested in purchasing tickets for the parent-sponsored fundraisers. All proceeds will go directly to fund the Crestwood Middle School Odyssey of the Mind trip to compete in World Finals Competition at Michigan State University.

The Crestwood team is also looking for Corporate and Business sponsorship. If you have a company or business and would like to sponsor the team or a team member, please send all donations to Crestwood Middle School Odyssey of the Mind, Crestwood Middle School, 281 South Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop, PA. Make checks payable to the Crestwood/Rice Elementary PTA, c/o CMS OotM.

For more information contact: Michelle LaMarca at 570-474-9613 or cata3rd@myway.com.This will be the third year in a row that this Odyssey of the Mind Team has placed 1st at the PA State OotM competition and has qualified to participate in the World Finals competition. Last year, the team respectfully placed 15th out of 58 teams at the World Finals competition which was held at Iowa State University.