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( J.R.H. 68)

Offered by: Representative Doyle of Richmond.

Whereas, a student’s 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 Camel’s 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 Camel’s Hump Middle School, Richmond Elementary School and to Mt. Mansfield Union High School.