is the New Hampshire branch
of Destination Imagination
. They were formerly a branch of Odyssey of the Mind
, but kept their name (not without a battle
) when they made the transition (read the OM node
for the explaination I won't repeat
They went to court over the name, (pronouced like gnome
, in the long tradition
), and they won the right
to keep that and the NHOM logo
. They now follow the DI
rules (an amended set of OM's old rules).
NHOM (in mine and many other people's opinion) is one of the best DI program in the country
. They are fortunate
for the following reasons:
- They are the only DI chapter in the country to have enough support from the community to hire a full-time director (and thus it gets bigger) Jill Schoonmaker, who is very dedicated, and very awesome for the kids. She coordinates it, the fundraisers, the challenges, the local competitions, and the awareness and participation.
- In the nation, there are 13 DI camps, NHOM and New Hampshire are home to eight of them. Camp Gottalikachallenge gives enjoyment, challenges, and growth to hundreds of students each the year.
- New Hampshire has the fifth-largest DI enrollment in the country, with only a population base of one million. This means they have a higher enrollment per captita of any state or country.
- NHOM is completely funded by traditional fundraisers, membership fees, and consession items, and provided for by the school system and local government.
It's an excellent network of coaches
, and family
. Many people have raised their families on this program, with excellent results. In it's twenty year history (since 1978), it has raised quite a tradition
, and every year the student
s meet that bar, and oftentimes exceed
The NHOM website is at: