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NO. R-233. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE TWINFIELD UNION SCHOOL DIVISION III ODYSSEY OF THE MIND "PAGEANT WAGON" VERMONT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM.

(J.R.H. 175)

Offered by: Representatives Osman of Plainfield and Alfano of Calais.

Whereas, the Odyssey of the Mind program is a worldwide competition dedicated to stimulating self-confidence, creative problem solving and independent thinking in a team environment, and

Whereas, the team of Owen Bissex, Jennifer Ertel, Leah Jamele, Stephan Jamele and Emily Youngbaer won the state of Vermont Division III competition in their division on March 21, and

Whereas, Chris Riddell, a former Odyssey of the Mind World Finalist and now a Goddard College student has ably coached the Twinfield team throughout the competition, and

Whereas, Willis, the Dragon, garnered the coveted Ranatra Fusca certificate for creativity, despite beheading one team member and removing the arm of another, and

Whereas, this exceptional Twinfield team will participate in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Disney World in Orlando, Florida where it will have challenging competition from the other 49 states and over 40 countries, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Twinfield Odyssey of the Mind Division III "Pageant Wagon" Vermont State Championship Team on its magnificent accomplishments and wishes all of its members the very best of luck at the World Finals, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Twinfield Union School.