Odyssey of the Mind Team:

Alison Blake and Dawn Imershein   Contact odyssey@tes-ca.com with any questions

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.  They then bring their solutions to competition on the local level potentially advancing to State and World level.

The program provides students with an opportunity to learn and practice important skills, such as teamwork, communication, and delivering presentations. Last year TES sponsored three Odyssey of the Mind teams.  The teams scored very well and every child had a great experience.  If you have any questions please contact odyssey@tes-ca.com.

You can learn more about it at www.odysseyofthemind.com and a cool video here.

Congratulations 2020 Odyssey of the Mind Teams!

Many TES students have been hard at work the whole year getting ready for their Odyssey of the Mind Tournaments.  They have been working on their creativity skills, script writing, set designs, prop and costume building and most of all learning how to work with one another on a team.  All the while, they have to do everything themselves and can’t get help from parents or coaches.  It is a tough task, but they are hard working kids.  The NC Regional Tournament took place on March 7th right before everything shut down for COVID-19.  We had our Primary Team (K-2) there, since their tournament had to be postponed due to the closure of their location due to the snow conditions.  And we had two Division 1 (3rd-5th grade) teams compete and three Division 3 (6th-8th grade) teams complete. They have had such a good time working on their creativity!

Primary Team: Addison Caler, Marina Earnst, Andrew Caler, Annabelle Shetler, Ayron Attaway, Aldyn Attaway.

Div 1 Team: Georgia Duggan, Nick Norman, Rosie Rhoades, Tula Carey, Julian Imershein, Landin Tillett, Lillian Barbour.

They placed in 3rd place!

Div 2 Team: Beckett Pedersen, Oscar Rosen-Powers, Sarah grace Dock, Bailey Thomas, Malina Coovadia, Vivian Walters, Willa Brockway. They placed in 7th place!

Div 2 Team: Jillian Notchey, Mazzy Carey, Anneliese Blake, Lila Rhoades, Lucas Imershein, Matthew Czar.

They placed in 4th place!

Div 2 Team: Lorelei Rhodes, Anya Judice, Grayson Weisenfeld, Ozzy Tewell (and previous TES students: Annabeth Lundberg, Owen Srikhirisawan, Charles Allen).  They placed in 5th place!  They were also awarded the Renatra Fusca Award, which is a special award for creativity that allowed them to go to the State Finals (which unfortunately were cancelled due to COVID-19). 

OM Coordinator(s) 

The OM Coordinator(s) have the following responsibilities: 

  • Run information sessions to generate interest/participation in OM.
  • With assistance from existing coaches, form new teams and add new members to existing teams.
  • Mentor new coaches.
  • Payments/registration for OM events (coaches training, skills fair, spontaneous fair, tournaments)
  • Manage the OM budget, fundraising, fee collection and deposit funds.
  • Coordinate T-shirt designs/orders. 

The OM Coordinator can be reached at odyssey@tes-ca.com



  • 2018-19 Team