Princeton Junior School Odyssey of the Mind Teams Qualify for World Final Competition
On Saturday, April 9, Princeton Junior School’s Odyssey of the Mind teams competed in the New Jersey State Finals at Princeton High School. There, both teams qualified to advance to the World Finals taking place at Iowa State University, May 25-28.
The Grade 6 Team competed in Division II against other New Jersey middle school 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and placed second in their long-term problem, Escape Vroom. The Grade 5 Team competed in Division I against elementary students and placed third for their Matryoshka Structure. They had the added prestige of being honored with a Ranatra Fusca Award for demonstrating outstanding creativity and “ingenuity that [even] seasoned judges had never seen.” Under the supervision of coach Zach Floyd, the entire Princeton Junior School community is very excited for the team.
Odyssey of the Mind has been a leader in education for over 40 years, teaching students how to use their natural creativity to become problem solvers. This international program is designed to help students at all levels to reach their full potential as individual learners and team members.
Princeton Junior School has been educating globally-minded students in the Princeton area for nearly 40 years. The community can follow the team on their Odyssey journey on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PJSOMers22.