Awards

The Casey Irish Award 

The Casey Irish Award is given in memory of Casey Irish, a longtime member of our Maine Odyssey of the Mind family, whose life was cut short in a tragic accident on November 9, 2010. The award is to be given to a team or individual who exemplifies an exceptional level of commitment and perseverance along the journey to their Tournament. We hope that in some small way, this will help us celebrate the life of this extraordinary young man. Nominations for the Casey Irish Award may be submitted by any adult or student who is involved in the Odyssey of the Mind program. This could be a school administrator, teacher, coach, parent, student, relative, etc. The written nominations must be provided to MeOotM at least two weeks prior to the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament. MeOotM will evaluate each nomination and, if warranted, will present an award during their Tournament. We encourage any individual in the Maine Odyssey of the Mind program to consider their deserving students for this award.

Steve Walsh Meeting A Challenge Award 

The Steve Walsh Award is given in memory of Steve Walsh, a longtime supporter of our Maine Odyssey of the Mind family. Steve Walsh was a coach and Maine Odyssey of the Mind Board member for many years. Steve Walsh gave of himself at all times, even in the face of a terminal illness. The award is to be given to a team or individual that has overcome a substantial obstacle and continued their efforts at the Maine State Tournament. We hope that in some small way, this will help us celebrate the life of this extraordinary man. Nominations for the Steve Walsh Meeting A Challenge Award may be submitted by any individual who is involved in the Odyssey of the Mind program. This could be a school administrator, teacher, student, coach, parent, relative, etc. The written nominations must be provided to MeOotM at least two weeks prior to their Tournament. MeOotM will evaluate each nomination and if warranted, will present an award during the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament. We encourage all individuals in the Maine Odyssey of the Mind program to consider their deserving students, teams, coaches, parents etc. for this award.

 

The Creative Opportunities Unlimited Scholarship form is found on the COU website: www.creativeopportunities.org.

Nominations should be submitted to:
Torrey Joy
48 Carpenter Hill Road
Alfred, ME 04002
Or by email:
torreyjoy@gmail.com