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What is Odyssey of the Mind?

02/24/2016 10:24 am

Learn a Little More about Odyssey of the Mind

Description from odysseyofthemind.com

“Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. "

This year, West Salem has 16 teams from the district that will compete in the state tournament on 3/19 at M.A.T.C. in Madison.  Teams are in grades 2 - 11.

There are 5 categories of problems:
1. Vehicle
2.Art/Technical
3.Classical Lit
4.Structural
5.Dramatic

When a team arrives at state, they will present their solution to the problem that they have worked all season to create.  They will also be given a spontaneous problem that they have a limited amount of time to solve on site.

West Salem also has one team that is working on becoming Odyssey Angels, which means that they are doing community service work to make an impact on their community by giving back.
 

Mrs. Hemker's Odyssey of the Mind team working hard

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