NO. R-97. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING ALL VERMONTERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ODYSSEY OF THE MIND ACADEMIC COMPETITION .
( J.R.H. 68)
Offered by: Representative Doyle of Richmond.
Whereas, a students education from the pre-primary to the collegiate level should encompass a broad tapestry of academic forays that extend beyond the traditional classroom setting, and
Whereas, young scholars thrive when presented with an opportunity to creatively broaden their intellectual curiosity, and
Whereas, annually, the Odyssey of the Mind Program conducts a unique interscholastic competition that affords students the chance to solve unusual and interesting problems, while learning the importance of working as a team member, and
Whereas, the Vermont round of the 1997 Odyssey of the Mind competition convened on March 15 at the University of Vermont, and
Whereas, six excellent teams representing the Camels Hump Middle School who all greatly impressed the panel of judges and were awarded three first place trophies, as well as one second place trophy, and
Whereas, six outstanding teams representing the Richmond Elementary School and a fine team from Mt. Mansfield Union High School performed magnificently, and one of the teams from each school was granted a first place prize, and
Whereas, all of these first place teams will now proceed to the exciting international Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, where these industrious young people will match their problem solving skills against those of students from over 20 countries, and
Whereas, the role of both parents and community members was essential to the success of all the participants, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly congratulates these fine students who were all magnificent scholars in the Vermont Odyssey of the Mind competition and wishes the team winners every success as they continue on to the international competition, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Camels Hump Middle School, Richmond Elementary School and to Mt. Mansfield Union High School.