2018-05-02 / Front Page

ECES 4th graders headed to world competition


“Odyssey of the Mind” team — Front row from left: Evan Gregoire, Jalen Walters, Hailey Hodges, D.J. Lee and Johnathan Bryant. Back row from left: Sondra Brewer, Raleigh Purvis, Will McLain and Mandy Sanders. “Odyssey of the Mind” team — Front row from left: Evan Gregoire, Jalen Walters, Hailey Hodges, D.J. Lee and Johnathan Bryant. Back row from left: Sondra Brewer, Raleigh Purvis, Will McLain and Mandy Sanders. The Early County Elementary fourth grade “Odyssey of the Mind” team is headed to the 2018 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa May 23- 26.

The team, coached by Sondra Brewer and Mandy Sanders won first place at regional competition and second place in state competition to earn their trip to the world finals.

The students are looking forward to the chance to compete with approximately 900 “Odyssey of the Mind” teams from around the world.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international problem solving competition. Students must use teamwork and creativity to provide solutions to both long-term and spontaneous problems. More information can be found at www.odysseyofthemind.com.

The team is currently raising money for the trip which has a quickly approaching deadline. They have many school fundraising events planned.

You can support the team by donating directly to the school, making checks payable to ECES Probe, attention Renee Smith.

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