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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R.  46

House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2006 Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team

Offered by:  Representatives Pugh of South Burlington, Audette of S. Burlington, Head of S. Burlington and Kupersmith of S. Burlington

Whereas, Odyssey of the Mind is a friendly international competition encompassing over two dozen nations and comprising participating student teams from the kindergarten to college level, and

Whereas, the objective of Odyssey of the Mind is for the student teams to develop innovative and creative solutions to complex problems that focus on various academic disciplines, and

Whereas, each of the first- and second-place winners in the several competitions held at the 2006 Vermont state tournament earned the right to travel to the 2006 world finals held at Ames, Iowa, and

Whereas, among the nearly 800 teams that participated in the 2006 Odyssey of the Mind world finals, one of the 19 Vermont teams represented the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School of South Burlington, and

Whereas, the Tuttle School team was one of 53 participating in the Odyssey of the Mind long‑term problem, geometry structure competition group, and

Whereas, this problem required the teams to build a balsa and glue structure weighing less than 15 grams which could support weight on it during an eight‑minute skit, and

Whereas, the structure supported 260 pounds, and the team included a highly ingenious living grass skirt in its skit that the judges found to be extremely creative, and

Whereas, on May 27, 2006, the competition’s judges presented the Tuttle School team the Ranatra Fusca award in recognition of “an exceptionally creative idea” representing “the pinnacle of what the Odyssey program represents,” and

Whereas, the Tuttle School team was one of just six recipients of this honor at the 2006 Odyssey of the Mind world finals and became only the fourth Vermont team to earn the Ranatra Fusca award, and

Whereas, the Tuttle School team’s roster included students Holly Gauding, Anne Chickanosky, Alyssa Jeffer, Bethany Audette, and Karly Loyer, and they had great guidance from coaches Valerie and Sarah Chickanosky, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team on winning the Ranatra Fusca award at the 2006 world finals, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont