On March 25th, five middle school teams competed in the Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament, and four out of the five teams placed in their division. The 8th-grade team earned 1st place in Classics...The Walls of Troy and the 7th-grade team came in 2nd place. A 6th-grade team came in 2nd for the vehicle problem, and another 6th-grade team came in 3rd for the performance problem. The teams that came in 1st and 2nd place qualify to attend World Finals. These students have worked very hard over the last several months, and being invited to this competition is a great accomplishment. World Finals is taking place from May 23rd-28th and is at Michigan State University.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational organization that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten to college. Students work on long-term and spontaneous problems requiring dramatic presentations, creative props, structural devices, and verbal solutions. Participants build self-confidence and skills for life through problem-solving, creative thinking, and teamwork. The program’s goal is to engage students in their learning. A unique aspect of Odyssey is that no one can provide assistance in the actual solution, including coaches; everything the team brainstorms, designs, creates and builds comes from their imagination and talent.
The 8th-grade team would love the opportunity to compete at World Finals this year! Our goal is to raise $10,000 to pay for the transportation, registration, room and board fees for the students who will be attending. We can give these students a wonderful and unforgettable educational experience with charitable donations from our wonderful Gorham Community. The following link can be used to make a donation: Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Donation. Thank you so much for your support!