The two Hoosic Valley Central School District teams placed first in their competition and will head to the World Finals. Photo courtesy of Hoosic Valley CSD.

Following the New York State Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament last month, Questar III BOCES sent twenty-five teams to the NYS Tournament in Syracuse on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Here, students from across the state competed in against the best teams in the state. Of the twenty-five teams, three have received an invitation to the World Finals in Iowa this May!

Congratulations to:

  • Hoosic Valley Central School District – Problem 3, Division III – 1st Place
  • Hoosic Valley Central School District – Problem 5, Division II – 1st Place
  • Troy City School District, School 18 – Problem 5, Division I – 2nd Place

Additionally, Dianna Chalavoutis, coach of the Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School at East Greenbush Central School District team, received an OMER Award while at the state finals. This special award recognizes individuals, coaches, team members, parents, officials, and others who, during a tournament, serve as exemplary examples or role models through their actions and words.

Questar III BOCES has seen at least one Region 4 team advance to the World Finals every year since 2007 (except in 2020, when the tournament was canceled). Thank you to all competitors for being part of this annual event and congratulations and good luck to the teams attending the World Finals.

Students from Troy CSD’s School 18 pose with the props for their problem. The team will move on to the World Finals. Photo courtesy of Troy CSD.


Coach Dianne Chalavoutis from East Greenbush CSD poses with her team. Photo courtesy of East Greenbush CSD.


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