It\’s Odyssey Season!
Actually the team started up again back in October. They meet once a week after school for an hour and then every Sunday in Coach Juli\’s garage for 3 – 4 hours. It\’s ALOT of work.
One of the boys from last years team moved away so they voted on a new team member and they couldn\’t have picked a better one than Meija (pronounced My-a). She is a perfect fit!
They are given 5 \”problems\” to choose from and they picked the problem that requires them to build a vehicle. Basically they had to build a non-motorized vehicle with recycled materials on their own. They had to be able to take apart the vehicle and pack it in a suitcase and they got extra points if 2 people rode on the vehicle. And they had to create a storyline and write a script to showcase the problem and perform it under 8 minutes. Phew!
And of course it was raining in Sunny SoCal on the day of the tournament. Lots of easy-ups and umbrellas to keep the set and everyone dry.
Coach Juli giving the kids a pep talk.
Lots of group hugs with this team.
We took a break from the competition in the afternoon. They were done around noon but needed to be back to the tournament by 5 pm for the awards.
Getting ready for the awards. They were so nervous!!! There were 8 teams competing and the top 3 go to the State tournament.
And the traditional Baskin Robins post tournament celebration!