2020 Friend of NYSOMA – Sue Pircio

This award was established by the NYSOMA Board of Directors to honor the service of individuals, who through personal action demonstrate, in an extraordinary way, those social values affirmed to the goals of New York State Odyssey of the Mind. The inscription on the plaque reads: “In recognition and appreciation of unique talents and creative energies offered on behalf of NYSOMA.”

NYSOMA is pleased to present this year’s award to Sue Pircio!

You need help? You got it!

This is always the answer given when approached to see if she is able to help out. After years of being involved with Odyssey of the Mind TM Sue Pircio remains steadfastly devoted to the program. Transitioning from coach to coordinator at Allegany-Limestone school to Director for regions 1 and 2 to Recording Secretary for NYSOMA… Sue continues to demonstrate her passion for Odyssey and her willingness to be involved. Sue serves her beloved region 19 as the Problem 1 Head Judge and to show their appreciation they awarded her an OMER in 2018. Outside the region, Sue can be found at State and World Finals carefully entering and checking scores for teams. When the position of State Director was suddenly vacated, Sue readily jumped into the role.

More importantly, Sue is represented through her skills of lovingly making the NYSOMA quilt that is auctioned at State Finals, to raise money for the scholarship fund. When asked in the past couple of years if she would transport the officials and State T-shirts from the company in her hometown to Binghamton the answer as one would expect was… absolutely, I would love to!

NYSOMA is extremely grateful for the continuing involvement and willingness that Sue portrays each and every year and we are therefore proud to acknowledge her as the 2020 Friend of NYSOMA.