‘Odyssey of the Mind’ Teams Seek Funding to Compete at World Finals Tournament at Iowa State May 25

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each team needs to raise $10,000 to fund their trip

Four teams from Space Coast Odyssey of the Mind have earned an invitation to attend the World Finals at Iowa State. Twenty-eight teams from schools in Brevard County competed on March 12 at the Florida Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament held at the Orange County Convention Center. They were among the 231 teams invited from across the state of Florida. (Space Coast Odyssey of Mind image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Four teams from Space Coast Odyssey of the Mind have earned an invitation to attend the World Finals at Iowa State.

Twenty-eight teams from schools in Brevard County competed on March 12 at the Florida Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament held at the Orange County Convention Center.

They were among the 231 teams invited from across the state of Florida.

The advancing teams are:

■ Edgewood Jr/Sr High – Problem 1 – Escape vroOM – Division 2 2nd place

■ Edgewood Jr/Sr High – Problem 1 – Escape vroOM – Division 3 – 3rd place

■ Viera High School – Problem 1 – Escape vroOM – Division 3 – 2nd place

■ Stevenson Elementary – Problem 5 – Life is a Circus! – Division 1B – 3rd place

These four teams will travel to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa for the World Finals tournament that opens on May 25 and ends with an Awards Ceremony on May 28.

Each team will need to secure funds for travel, housing expenses, and shipping fees.

“Teams will work hard over the next couple of months to improve their long-term solution, to practice solving spontaneous problems, and to raise funds,” said Melinda Gerding, Regional Director for Space Coast Odyssey of the Mind.

The teams will need the support of community members to raise almost $10,000 each. To assist, please call 321-258-3447 if you would like to donate or have ideas for fundraisers.

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