A team of eighth-graders from Bailey Middle School are World Champions of the 2019 Odyssey of the Mind competition, held in East Lansing, Mich.
Bailey’s “Opposites Attract” challenge team outperformed a global field of competitors in Problem 5, Division 2 – the runner-up was from New York and third-place was from Singapore – to achieve World Champion status at the 900-team OM World Championships in late May. This is the second time in three years the team has placed first in this competition, also winning in 2017.
Team members are Ashlyn Ayers, Stephanie Colella, Sydney Baker, Evan Totillo, Alex Cutcliff, Kate Baker and Johanna Anderson. They are coached by Joanie Baker and Theresa Colella.