Odyssey of the Mind team places third

The high-school Odyssey of the Mind team placed third in Division III Regional Competition at Bayside High School on Saturday to advance to the state competition at the University of Central Florida on April 9.

The team includes West Shore freshmen Jessica Blanco, Adam Marzec and Ana Rexach, eighth-graders Naeem Motlagh and Peyton Oller and seventh-grader Margarita Rexach. Viera High School student Israel Rexach also is on the team, which is coached by Ellie Rexach.

Also, freshman Aubrey Johnson sang the national anthem to open the evening awards ceremony and English teacher Carrie Glass served as a judge at the competition.

Roar staff report