We returned from OM Regional Competition last night. After a long, exhausting journey (both the trip to Austin and the months of work) Grace, Ian and Emma competed yesterday. Primary teams are non-competitive but they are judged. Emma and her teammates had a great time working on their long term solution and did a gret job presenting it. The judges loved it. They received a medal, a ribbon AND a trophy for each team member. A happier bunch of 5-8 year olds you never saw.
Now the middle school team.... an alphabet soup of diagnoses and disorders, 4,000 cotton balls, sibling rivalries, fake cow patties, a giant radish, dozens of glue gun burns, one old ladder and a script that went through a thousand revisions produced......
the WINNING TEAM in their division and their problem and a Ranatra Fusca (the highest award given in OM).
3/3- The scores have been published. We are given their raw scores at competition. The raw scores are then weighted with the winners of each of the three categories receiving the full amount (200 for long term, 100 for spontaneous and 50 for style) and the other teams having their scores weighted in accordance. Our team won the long term, won the style and won spontaneous for a PERFECT score of 350. Mind blowing. The team that came in second was right behind them but a perfect score is nearly unheard of, especially when competeting in a good sized field.