First OCAY League Event Leaves Students ‘Puzzled’

Oswego City School District receives first place medals.
Oswego City School District receives first place medals.

The first Oswego County Academic Youth League (OCAY) competition of the school year left students puzzled as their deductive reasoning was tested in a series of mind-boggling puzzle challenges.

Teams of students entered the Mind Boggler Arena to put their logical reasoning to the test.

Hannibal Central School District takes second place.
Hannibal Central School District takes second place.

The game master selected a secret, pre-set code of four color dots in a specific order, and the students were challenged to break the code.

Other tasks included timed 3D puzzles and pen/pencil visual-spatial tests.

Oswego City School District proved victorious this round with members Nick Brown, Dakota Countryman, Melissa Chun, Danielle DelConte, Abby Douglas, Rose Huang, Jack Lee, Ellie Lisec, Josh Thomas and Sophia Throop.

Mexico Academy and Central Schools came in third place.
Mexico Academy and Central Schools came in third place.

Hannibal Central School District came in second place with members Fenix Burger, Owen Calkins, Jeffery Fellows, Brandon Graham, Eliana Horning, Velvet Howland, Rebecca Marsh, Sean Mason, Kaitlyn Ryder and Lindsay Zaleski.

Mexico Academy & Central Schools took third place with members Ashton Ariola, Tyler Grasso, Nick Hartman, Wyatt Jensen, Baxter Mason, Derrick Mosher, John Ocker, Jack Ryan, Christine Weber and A.J. Yost.

OCAY League is coordinated through the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s gifted and talented program.