This year NYSOMA continues its Scholarship program for participants of Odyssey of the Mind in New York. Applicants must currently be high school seniors or first year post-secondary school enrollees.
This year NYSOMA is again thrilled to be able to offer three (3) $500 scholarships. Proceeds from the silent auction which was held during the closing ceremony at last year’s State Tournament provided the additional funds necessary to fund additional scholarships.
NYSOMA is proud to announce this year’s scholarship recipients:
Jordan L. Papin, Alexandria Bay, NY
Jordan is a senior at Alexandria Central School and has participated in Odyssey of the Mind for over seven years. She has also been a member of the soccer team at Alexandria. Jordan plans to begin her post high school education at SUNY Jefferson Community College in Watertown and major in Liberal Arts.
Celia Salisbury, Pittsford, NY
Celia is a senior at Pittsford Mendon High School and has participated in Odyssey of the Mind for nine years. Celia and her teammates have taken their New York solutions to World Finals for 5 years. She is also passionate about animal rights, animal adoption, and awareness of animal cruelty. She is the Founder and President of the school club called The Animal Project. Celia has submitted this work to the Odyssey Angels Project. Celia will be attending Union College in Schenectady and plans to major in Political Science and Public Policy.
Kelsey Marnon, Geneseo, NY
Kelsey is a senior at Geneseo Central School and has participated in Odyssey of the Mind for nine years. She has been to New York State Finals and to World Finals. Kelsey has spent the past few years as a volunteer assistant in Elementary Classrooms and tutoring students that need extra help. She will be attending Cazenovia College in Cazenovia to major in Elementary Special Education.