Knox County’s Odyssey of the Mind teams are busy sharpening their skills as they prepare for state competition.
Eight teams, consisting of students from elementary to high school, won honors during the East Central Region competition held on March 5, securing their spot at the state event. The East Central event was held at Collins High School in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
Dewitt Elementary – Furs, Fins, Feathers & Friends Problem, Division I
Girdler Elementary – Something Fishy Problem, Division I
Girdler Elementary – Furs, Fins, Feathers & Friends, Division II
Lynn Camp Schools – Furs, Fins, Feathers & Friends Problem, Division III
Knox County’s Second (2nd) Place Teams
Knox Central High – No-Cycle Recycle Problem, Division III
Knox Central High – Aesop Gone Viral Division Problem, Division III
Knox Central High – Stack Attack! Problem, Division III
Knox County’s Third (3rd) Place Teams
Girdler Elementary – Furs, Fins, Feathers & Friends Problem, Division I
The goal of Odyssey of the Mind is to teach team cooperation and sportsmanship while developing problem-solving skills through creative and original thinking. Working in small teams, students apply their creativity to solve carefully designed problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.
State competition will be held on April 2nd at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Teams that earn top rankings at State will advance to the World Finals at Iowa State University, May 25-28.