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

Spaghetti, Meatballs and Money! Thank You Again!

Once again we thank everyone who came out to support the team at the Spaghetti supper tonight at Town Hall. The team collected $350.00 from the supper and $230.00 in additional donations! Not bad for a small town on a Friday night!

After the intense month of fundraising since April 7 too many people to name have given not just once but again in some cases again and again. Thank you so much for your support and generosity. This is the last major fundraising event before the team leaves in one week. Tomorrow some of the team’s props ship out for Iowa.

Buddy Team

The team has learned that their international “buddy” team is from Singapore. Many team members have been speculating about what the Singapore team members will be like and have done some research on customs that are important to their culture. They are very interested and a little bit nervous about meeting them. Read more about the Buddy Team program here.

Stay tuned to this site for more updates as the travelers launch their mission.