Wake County Schools Excel In Odyssey Of Mind
Posted June 2, 2003 2:02 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — Three Wake County schools had outstanding showings in the
Odyssey of the Mind World Finals
held at Iowa State University last weekend.
The schools were:
Durant Rd Middle School,
which placed first out of 43 teams,
Durant Rd Elementary School,
which placed fifth out of 36 teams, and
Joyner Elementary School,
which placed third out of 38 teams.
The Odyssey of the Mind School Program fosters creative thinking and problem-solving skills among participating students from kindergarten through college. It features an annual competition component at local through international levels.
Students solve problems in a variety of areas, from building mechanical devices such as spring-driven vehicles, to giving their own interpretation of literary classics.
Through solving problems, students learn lifelong skills such as working with others as a team, evaluating ideas, making decisions and creating solutions, while also developing self-confidence from their experiences.