Inspiring Excellence. Inspired Students.

Inspiring Excellence. Inspired Students.

About Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving team competition. School groups consisting up to seven members are presented one of five types of "problems" that they solve through their own ideas and work. Problem types include vehicle, technology, classic, structure, and performance -based challenges.

Odyssey of the Mind has several age groups: primary (K-2), division I (grades 3-5), division II (grades 6-8), division III (grades 9-12), and division IV (college level). Students present solutions that consist of an eight-minute maximum-length skit in which they meet the requirements of the problem, including writing the script, creating their own costumes, scenery, props and devices.
 
If a team places in a top position at the regional competition (Owen J. Roberts is a East Central region school district), they move on to compete at the state level. State champions represent their state at the World Finals competition, which is truly a global event with teams from many different states and countries such as Canada, Mexico, Germany, Poland, and China.


The Odyssey of the Mind program fosters not only creativity and problem-solving skills, but promotes self-confidence, team-building, and friendship. The program can truly make a profound and positive difference is a child's life.
OMer
French Creek Elementary School
Odyssey of the Mind
 
2016-2017 OM Team
Ava Burnheimer
Sarah Cass
Nicholas Cerimele
Grace Dales
Anya Groth
Sophia Lineman
Brooke Radel
 
Coach  
Pam Yarbrough 
 
Our amazing FC OM team took 3rd Place at the 2017 OM World Finals for Problem 2 Division 1 at Michigan State University.  They also won 1st place at the Regional and State level OM Competitions earlier this year.OM 2017 World Finals
2017 World Finals - 3rd Place - MSU
OM  State Finals 2017  
 2017 State Champions - 1st Place - Pennsylvania
OM Fundraisers for World Competition
Go Fund Me:  Please continue to help raise funds for our FC OM team World Competition expenditures.
  
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