Photo courtesy of Kristine Simone
Students at Pioneer Elementary School recently marshaled their cerebral forces at the Odyssey of the Mind’s regional competition. The third-grade team, coached by Naomi Longoria and Jen Armatis, included Ella Simone, Kayla Longoria, Malia Yancey, Xander Armatis and Reed Schmitt. The fourth-grade team, coached by Maria Diaz and Dee Finazzo, featured Alex Emery, Emily Eaton, Emily Diaz, Enrique Pasos, Emily Finazzo, Adam Chan and Nyla Lampkin. The fifth-grade team, coached by Erik Pakin, included Daniel Simone, Riley Pathe, Sierra Hinds, Max Waechter, Zack Pakin, Matthew Wieland and Enrico Manding. The fifth-grade team placed second in its division and advances to the state competition later this month.