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Collingswood Rec Odyssey of the Mind Invited to World Finals 2013

Pet Project, Division 1 Team Crowned NJ State Champions

Our Pet Project Team traveled to Ewing to compete against teams from all over the state.

Our Pet Project Team traveled to Ewing, NJ to compete against great OotM teams from across the state.

Pet Project with members of our It's How You Look At It and Top Sea-cret Discoveries

Collingswood Rec also fielded two other OM teams in 2013: It's How you Look At It and Top Sea-cret Discoveries, some of whom are pictured here congratulating their friends on the Pet Project team.


Our Collingswood Rec Odyssey of the Mind team traveled to the New Jersey State Finals on Saturday April 13 held at Ewing High School.  They competed against five other teams in their problem group, called Pet Project, and age division (elementary school kids).  Across all the problems and divisions, about 50 teams competed at the state finals.  Our team qualified for states after taking third place in the South Jersey regional final last month.

The team, consisting of Elizabeth Allendoerfer (4th grade), Claudia Celia (5th grade), Lila DiMasi (4th grade), Nick Eimer (5th grade), Ellie Routzahn (5th grade), and Amanda Yeager (5th grade), came in first place and was crowned New Jersey State Champions. They received an invitation to the OM World Finals, which will be held May 22-25 at Michigan State University.  This is an amazing achievement for any team, but even more so considering this is our first year competing.

Thank you so much for your support

We are raising money through the Rec to send this team of smart, creative, hard-working kids to the World Finals.  Your donation will help pay for registration fees, room and board, and transportation for the kids and their creative contraptions.  Thank you so much for your support.

  • Donate by check.  Please mail your check in any amount payable to "Borough of Collingswood" to the following address.  Please also write "Odyssey" in the memo line.
    Borough of Collingswood
    678 Haddon Avenue
    Collingswood, NJ 08108

  • Donate online using credit or debit card.  Click the link below to donate using PayPal.  Note: PayPal charges us a fee for processing the transaction.,
  • Other donations.  If you would like to donate items that we may use as raffles or door prizes at upcoming fundraising event please email

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