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Opti-MINDS - Congratulations - You weren't afraid to be 'Unashamedly Excellent'!

7/09/2015
Well done teams. The six week preparation period was a lot of work – and I have to admit that I wondered if we’d get there.  But we did!  Each team worked together in a different way and met the Challenges with their own unique solutions. The Opti-MINDS experience is about teamwork, commitment and organisation and, as you discovered, overcoming the myriad of problems along the way. In the process you’ve had the opportunity to learn a whole new set of skills. On the day, I was very proud of you – and sincerely hope that, above all, you enjoyed yourselves. As they say in Opti-MINDS – don’t be afraid to be Unashamedly Excellent!!

Congratulations to Highfields Team 1: Honours in Science Engineering
 
Rachel Morris, Seth McMahon, Will Parker, Tia Pukallus, Macy McComiskie and Blake Ehrlich
 
All judges commented on the great teamwork and co-operation - and they really enjoyed your Long Term presentation. You met the Long Term Challenge but most importantly, you’ve had loads of fun!
 
Congratulations to Highfields Team 2: Participation in Language Literature
 
Emelia Wingrave, Kiera Edge, Harper Lanigan, Amy Wells and Caitlin McCarthy
 
The Spontaneous judges commented on how well you worked as a team and the respect you showed for each other. Your Long Term judges were impressed by your costumes and props – they’d like to see you back next year!
 
Congratulations to Highfields Team 3: Spirit of Opti-MINDS: Science Engineering
 
Sam Parker, Sam Wilkins, Jack Merrick, Mitchell Eastment, Manson Carmody and Alex Hamilton-Jackson
 
You boys really impressed your Long Term judges with your very creative solution, your teamwork and resilience when things went wrong and your great sword fight! The Spontaneous judges congratulated you on the way you consulted each other and respected opinions. 
 
Congratulations to Highfields Team 4: Honours in Social Science 
 
Claire Jocumsen, Lucca Coutts, Lauren Thornton, Jasmine Kelly and Lilly Tate
 
The Spontaneous judges appreciated your enthusiasm and discussion skills – and enjoyed seeing such a positive approach to working as a team. The Long Term judges loved your presentation.
 
A special mention also to Tim Rayner, Tyannah Eggins and Ella Fleming who assisted during the busy six week preparation period but were unable to be there on the day.
 
And finally a special thank you to your wonderful parents, Mr Tschumy, Miss Brennan, Mr Mott, Mrs Campbell Eagles and Mr Eagles, who all supported us in one way or another.
 
Mrs Keating