Competition Day 1

Here are some pictures uploaded Thursday, May 24. Thursday the team participated in the Spontaneous (short term) problem. They don’t know how well they did yet…and they are not allowed to talk about what the problem was. It’s a “trade secret”, not even the coaches know. The spontaneous problem tests the team’s ability to think on their feet and solve a problem they are presented with when they arrive in the room, unlike their long term problem which they have been working on since September.

They have not been able to spend much time with their international buddy team yet. The teams seem to have almost opposite schedules. Maybe they will be able to meet after Acton presents their long term performance to the judges on Friday.

Acton OM Goes to Iowa – Day 3

While passing though Ohio, another quick stop..

Marblehead Lighthouse – Lake Erie – Ohio

We give a special “Thank You” to the museum curator Dennis Kennedy who opened up the the Keeper’s house, Lifesaving Station and the rest of the grounds just for our visit!

Acton OM Goes to Iowa – Day 2

Passing through – Hershey, Pennsylvania

Don’t ask “What’s in Hershey..?”

Just look at the pictures..

And … They’re Off to Worlds …

This morning. Saturday May 19, 2018 at about 10:30 Acton’s Balsa Team left for World competition at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. They will do a bit of sightseeing on the trip out but are pretty much sticking to the most direct route with the expectation that they will arrive Tuesday. We will be posting updates as they make the trip so check back!

Leaving after picking up the rental cars and loading everone up
The Odyssey team, coaches and parents before leaving on the “odyssey” trip