'Odyssey' squads thank community for support

'Odyssey' squads thank community for support
Posted on 06/15/2022
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C-R's Odyssey of the Mind program wished to share the following letter with our community:

The C-RCS Odyssey of the Mind World Finals teams wish to thank everyone who supported us in our journey to the Worlds competition recently held in Ames, Iowa.  We worked very hard to represent our school and our community in a positive way to make you proud!

Out of 44 teams, C-R High School placed 20th. Out of 57 teams, Golding was 23rd. Congrats on a job well done to both teams! 

Our C-RCS World Finals team members included: Ronald Cook, Anthony Conover, Brynn Crewell, Lucas Myers, Emily Warner, Claire Brownell, Avery Johnson, Mason Maki, Elise McDonald, Daniel Ruenes, Brooke Sill, and Max Walton.  

Congratulations also to our hard-working coaches and advisors, including: Allison Atkins, Hallie McDonald, Jamie Crewell and Vicky Kleinberger.

Our huge thanks go to:

  • The C-RCS administration and Board of Education for approving our participation, providing transportation funding to our group and supporting our fundraising efforts

  • Everyone who supported our fundraisers by attending the circus, buying concessions items at sporting events, participating in Goat Pie Bingo, purchasing raffle tickets and contributing to our donation jars.

  • Business and Community Sponsors:  Sterling Insurance, Race Printing, The Times Journal, Golub Corporation, McCarthy Tires, Cobleskill Eagles, Cobleskill Rotary Club, Total Wave Car Wash, COD Oil, C-R Educational Foundation, C-R Teachers Association, Progressive Chiropractic, Ostrander Insurance, Sharine Dymes Family Practice, Richmondville Fire Department, Grapevine Farms, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Alpha Psi, Sunnycrest Orchards and Curtis Lumber

  • Individual Sponsors: John Shields, Tracy Smith, Andrea Falco, Stephanie Cooney, Lisa Gray, Jim Deschamps, Mary Black, Joan Sondergaard, Shirley Szekeres, Harold & A. Marie Loder, Maureen Barber, Regina Anderson, The Strasser Family, Linda Holmes, The Foote Family.

  • Our generous and numerous GoFundMe donors.

  • Special thanks to Mr. Kevin Sill for creating and donating the metal art for our raffle and for driving our trailer full of props, scenery, costumes, etc., to Iowa and back

  • Brown’s Transportation, especially our drivers Mr. Jim Hotaling and Ms. Deb Rose, for getting us safely to Iowa and back, and Jami Cosselman for coordinating our trip

  • Finally - thank you to all of our Odyssey parents and families for your tireless support through regionals, states and world finals.  It’s been an unforgettable experience thanks to your patience, involvement, fundraising help, flexibility and generosity. You were with us all the way, in person and in spirit, and we appreciate your commitment to our teams.

We are looking forward to next year and continuing our creative adventures through Odyssey of the Mind. Thank you again for your continued support and encouragement!

With much gratitude,

The CRCS Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Teams and Coaches