Our Partner Teams

Mac, Jacob, Joe, Caitlyn and Meg

Odyssey Team from Auburn, NY, USA. Auburn is a city of about 27,000 people. It is known for being the homes of Harriet Tubman and William Seward. It is located in the middle of the state near many lakes.

Our Kindness boxes, ready to be mailed!

Meghan is in 5th grade and likes to cook, and was also on the School's First Lego Robotics Team.

Caitlyn is in 5th grade and likes dance and gymnastics. She was also on the First Lego Robotics Team.

Jacob is in 5th grade and plays baseball, basketball and football. He was also on the First Lego Robotics Team.

Mackenzie is in 6th grade she plays ukulele, and violin. She also enjoys reading!

Here are pictures of the other Odyssey teams participating in our kindness project:

Odyssey Team from Monterrey, Mexico

This team is from Monterrey, Mexico. Their coaches are Tony and Gloria. They participated in Odyssey Problem 5, division 1. About the team:

  • Alessandra likes to play the piano and practices tennis
  • Daniela likes to dance flamenco, listen to music and make videos
  • Gloria likes to do handcrafts and paint.
  • Emiliano is a soccer fan and likes playing the game
  • Carolina likes to paint
  • Silvana likes to write stories
  • Mariana likes to do slime
  • All team members love to read

Monterrey is the capital city of the state Nuevo León, situated in the North of Mexico; very close to the border with Texas. It is the 3rd largest city in the country. It is laid out like most American cities – with widespread suburbs surrounding the main metropolitan area. The most striking feature of the city is the mountains that surround it – the city sits at the foot of the ‘Sierra Madre‘ mountains, in an 1,800-foot-high valley. It also sits in the shadow of the uniquely shaped 5’700-foot mountain peak called ‘Cerro de la Silla‘, or Saddle Hill which is the mountain shown in the photo below. The city is completely surrounded by mountains.

Odyssey Team from Miass, Russia

This team is from Miass, Russia. Their coach is Tatiana. They have won many medals at Odyssey Competitions!

Here is a video they made to introduce themselves to us.

Our team:

  • Patrashkina likes playing the guitar.
  • Kristina -Drawing is her favorite thing.
  • Arina is a very good dancer.
  • Svetlana is also a good dancer.
  • Dorofeev is interested in learning English.
  • Ann is a sportsman.
  • Asja does volunteering
  • Alexandra does sports.

About the balloons, their coach Tatiana says "It’s a kind of a motto of our team. It is uplifting and sets for victory. It tells “We’ll give you the best show, because we’re from Miass”.

Miass is a town surrounded with the Urals, 100 kilometers on the West from Chelyabinsk. It had been built like a village of workers of a copper factory in XVIII century, then It turned into a famous center of gold mining. Miass got its town status in 1926. Nowadays it is a quite big industrial center, famous trucks and off-road vehicles named “Ural” are produced there. Our town takes the fourth place in the Chelyabinskaya Region in the number of its citizens (about 180 thousand people). Turgayak lake is one of the clearest lakes of Ural, which is situated not far from our town, in the place surrounded with mountains. The lake is a natural landmark.

Odyssey Team from Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire

This team is from the International Community School of Abidjan in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.

This year, they are having an Afri-fest production. They have invited 6 schools, who will be participating in spontaneous problems and watching their students perform Stellar Hangout, Problem 5. It is more of an introduction to the Odyssey of the Mind program for the other schools.

Odyssey Team from Ladner, British Columbia (BC), Canada

Back row (L to R): Luan, Tessa, Dascha, Samantha, Elizabeth, Kayla, Kaia, Alyssia and sitting in front are Vanessa and Jade.


Ladner, British Columbia (BC), is a small community, part of a larger area called Delta, BC. Ladner is famous for its long history as a fishing village but now more so for the filming that goes on there (Smallville, 50 Shades of Grey, Arrow, and more); movie stars walk around there all the time!

Odyssey Team from Singapore

The Odyssey Team from Singapore go to the Anglo-Chinese School. The team members are 14-16 years old.

Odyssey Teams from Prague, Czech Republic

These teams are called "Cool Team" and "Five Marshmallows." They won their regional competition and are headed to EuroFest!

Odyssey Team from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

This team is from Hillcrest Middle School in Coquitlam, team members are L-R Bana, Amélie, Clara, Ruby, Cassidy, and Melissa. They are in grades 6 & 7.

Our Partner team from Hoosic Valley Jr/Sr High in Schaghticoke, NY

This team will be holding a bake sale where proceeds are donated to a local mom who runs a Military Moms In Action program. She collects items and packages them every month and sends them to soldiers. They are also going to help package the items.