An Odyssey of the Mind team made up of students from Cedar View Elementary competed in Regional competition at Greenville High School Saturday, March 24, and placed 2nd in their division.
The team has been working on practicing spontaneous problems, as well as their long-term problem, Ooh-Motional Vehicle, since November. For their long-term problem, the students had to come up with a vehicle that had 2 propulsion systems and 4 emotions. They decided on a Cedar Springs Red Flannel Parade theme, making their vehicle into a red hawk and making cardboard replicas of the Kent Theater, Crown Trophy, Library and Post Office.
Their second place finish at Regionals advances them to State competition at Davenport University in Caledonia on Saturday, April 21.
Odyssey of the Mind is an educational program that fosters creative thinking and problem solving skills, involving students from kindergarten through college. Students learn to work with others as a team, evaluate ideas, make decisions, and create solutions while developing self-confidence from their experiences. Odyssey of the Mind was created by a New Jersey professor in 1978 and now expands beyond the US to 30 countries.