Ranatra Fusca Pins

2019 Missouri pins are a tribute to the Ranatra Fusca Award.

The Ranatra Fusca Award, named for the water strider insect, promotes and recognizes exceptional creativity. This award represents the essence of the Odyssey of the Mind program. The Ranatra Fusca Award is given to teams or individuals who display tremendous creativity at competition. This award serves as an incentive for risk-taking and out-of-the-box thinking for Odyssey participants.

One pin illustrates the water strider while the other pin shows a student design that was the inspiration for the Award. Students in Dr. Sam's engineering class modeled their invention after the water strider. While it did not work, the design was extremely creative. In our version, Omer is falling from the device and into the water at Glassboro State University.

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2019 MO Odyssey of the Mind Pins.

Designs by Plano Pin Co. 

2019 State Shirt

2019 Missouri State Shirt  



March 23, 2019—The 2019 Missouri State Tournament will be held at MS&T in Rolla. 

March 9, 2019—Judges' Training will be held from 9am-11am at the following locations:

Chesterfield Presbyterian Church
15037 Clayton Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Steadley Elementary
1814 W. Fir Rd.
Carthage, MO 64836

7100 Pennsylvania Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64114 

JUDGES' REGISTRATION CLICK HERE (Volunteers should not register online.)

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