It is with deep sadness that Georgia Odyssey of the Mind announces the passing of long time Georgia Odyssey of the Mind supporter, judge, world finals judge, coach, and State Problem Captain Ed Brown. Ed’s enthusiasm, knowledge, and “whatever it takes” attitude for Georgia’s kids will be greatly missed. Georgia Odyssey of the Mind is a better program because of Ed and he will be dearly missed. Thank you Ed for all that you have given so many of us.
Pictured Below: Ed Brown judging, always focused (2014 -State Finals)
Georgia Odyssey lost an extraordinarily creative and caring member yesterday. Jeanne Fessenden coached and mentored countless young lives throughout the state of Georgia for many decades. She had a role in starting the Odyssey of the Mind program in Georgia, served many different positions on the Board of Directors, and eventually became the State Association Director. Jeanne will be deeply missed by the countless OMERs she inspired.
Donations may be made in Jeanne’s memory to Georgia Odyssey’s newly created Fessenden “Pay it Forward” Fund at the request of the family. Inspired by the Fessenden’s drive to provide every student the opportunity to experience the benefits of Odyssey of the Mind, the Fessenden “Pay it Forward” Fund will be utilized for two key purposes team member recognition and under served team support.
Donors to the Fessenden “Pay it Forward” Fund will be listed on the website.
Donations may be mailed to:
Georgia Odyssey of the Mind
1216 W. Lakeshore Dr.
Dalton, GA 30720
You may donate online (by clicking the donate button):
Pictured below: Jeanne Fessenden addressing State Finalists in 2015:
Coaches and competitors,
There is still space available to join our group of experienced volunteers for some spontaneous practice. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to competition ready problems and judges. The problems will challenge all age groups and each problem has a very different set of challenges to solve it.
Spontaneous is a large scoring component and teams that regularly practice solving problems tend to do much better on competition day. We offer these workshops to help coaches and teams prepare for competition day and the challenges that are ahead of them.
The 2017 Georgia Odyssey Calendar is finally coming together. We have finalized dates and locations. We have changed the North Georgia Tournament date and Location from the initial release due to conflicts with a large event.
Sign up is available now for the NEW coaches workshops AND In depth Workshop.
Spontaneous Workshop registration will open on October 1st. Remember, the spontaneous workshops have limited space and we cannot add any teams to a session once it is full. We suggest you sign up early to reserve your space now.
A sneak Peak at the 2016-2017 Problems have been released. The synopsis offers a quick glance at what the problems will offer in the coming year. Be sure to check them out and start considering the possibilities now. Don’t be afraid to pick your favorites now!
The full problems will be released in the fall so be sure to keep a look out for them around September 1st. The official release of the problems will be posted on the Odyssey of the Mind Facebook page when they are available. Teams must have a current membership in order to view the full problems.