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38 -CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 7 - March 13, 1997 Cape District students to compete in state Odyssey of Mind March 15 Delaware Creative Competi- tions will hold the state's 1997 Odyssey of the Mind (OM) finals at Smyrna High School on Satur- day, March 15 beginning at 8 a.m. There will be 59 students from the Cape Henlopen School Dis- trict competing on nine teams to earn a first place position and the opportunity to compete at the OM World Finals to be held at the Uni- versity of Maryland in College Park June 4-7. For the past 15 years, dedicated teachers and parents from districts throughout the state have enabled teams of creative students to par- ticipate in this worldwide prob- lem-s01ving program. The public is cordially invited to view the teams' creative solutions to "OMerbroid," "Balloonacy Cars," "Can You Dig It? .... Heroic Pro- portions" and "Double Trouble" March 15. (The snow date is March 16.) A brainchild of Sam Micklus, Ph.D., OM originated at Glass- boro State College in New Jersey. He decided that an ideal method of challenging his engineering students and simultaneously pro- moting creative thinking was to assign the design of some appara- tus capable of crossing the college lake. The limiting stipulation was that the cost of materials could not exceed $5. The results were so amazing that Micklus determined that similar tests of the imagina- tion could engender creative thinking skills in students of all ages. Thus, since 1979, he has an- nually conceived of five "prob- lems" that he modifies slightly for four different age groups which compete at local, regional and state levels and in several foreign countries to qualify for World Fi- Roth invites to apply for Sen. William V. Roth, Jr. is looking for two Delaware senior citizens to participate this spring in the Congressional Senior Citi- zen Intern Program. The intern program, started by Roth in 1973, is an opportunity for seniors who are active in their community to observe the legislative process firsthand. Those selected for the internship will come to Washing- ton the week of May 17-24, for a week-long session to discuss is- sues of importance to senior citi- zens. The program consists of meetings with congressional lead- ers, administration officials, and Washington policymakers. "When I began the Senior Intern Program in 1973, there were only eight interns from four different offices. The program has grown to tremendous proportions with hundreds of senior citizens from nals competition. The following Cape Henlopen School District students will be competing in the OM state finals: Double Trouble - Division 3: Joseph Baker, Robert Baker, Christian Hollingsworth, Andrew McManaman, Daniel Redard, David Redard and Abigail Web- ster; Can You Dig It? - Division 1: Clarissa Cbenoweth, Tyler Clark, Greg Collins, Marten Elder, Vin- cent Fusco, Abigail Sadler and Carissa Vescovi; Heroic Proportions - Division 2: Lydia Howard, Barbara Jack- son, Micah Vugrinec, Reinie Vu- grinec and Cody West; Double Trouble - Division 3: Christina Achterman, Jonas Cad- wallader, Christina Conlon, Jim- my Holdridge, Kevin Marrin, Maggie McDonald and Ben Tang; Heroic Proportions - Division 1: Amber Couchman, Laura Lay- ton, Laura Olenderski, Katie Par- tridge and Kelsey Spence; OMerdroid - Division 1: Daniel Baker, Sam Cashdollar, Brick Howard, Anand Perk, Parker Powell, Andrew Rogan and Zachary Scudlark; Can You Dig It? - Division 2: Michael Keller, Ryan Martin, Neeru Perk, Andy Olenderski, Shannon Prettyman, Sarah Sprague and Veronica Waite; OMerdroid - Division 2: Tony Adams, Paul Becker, Carrie Daniel, Billy Peden, Craig Porter, Elizabeth Pratt and Charley Rug- giero; The Good News - Primary Team (non-competitive): Ryan Brandt, Brienna Faust, Emma Glasscock, Madeline McCann, Kiran Perk, Caitlin Spieker and Amanda Welch. high school seniors D.C. internships all over the country participating. The goal of the program remains the same - giving senior citizens the opportunity to learn more about the federal government and the legislative process," Roth said. To qualify for an internship, the Delaware seniors must be sixty years of age or older; vocal lead- ers who are active in their com- munity; and in good physical con- dition to participate in a very ac- tive week of events. Seniors who have previously participated in the program cannot serve again. All applications must be re- ceived by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physi- cal Disabilities by March 21. To find out more about the program or to get an application, call Peter Rigterink at (302) 577-4791, Ext. 25 or call Sen. Roth's office in Georgetown at 856-7690. Lewes Middle School students Jump Rope for Heart Jen EIIIngsworth photo Lewes Middle School fifth graders (l-r) Nick Lemmon, Curtis Reinhart, Jesse Moore and J.P. Turansky participated in Jump Rope for Heart on Thursday, Feb. 20. 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