Rockford team takes first place in state competition

It was a big win for the Rockford Odyssey of the Mind, who took first in the entire state. The state competition was held at Davenport University on Saturday, April 21. The East Rockford Middle School team took the win in the Odyssey Angels, Division II. Pictured are (back row, l–r) Joey Miller, Sean Lausin, James Anderson; (front row) Jaci Hagedorn, Grace Garner, Bridget Lass, and Rachel Cruden. Proud coaches are Sue Hagedorn, Jaime Lausin and Gail Lass.

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