Mechanicsburg Area Sr. HS Odyssey of the Mind Team

It is an exciting time for the Mechanicsburg Area Sr. High School Odyssey of the Mind Team, we are going to the World Finals Competition!  It has been a long road to earn an invitation to the World Finals, but we did it!  We have been brainstorming, building, revising and perfecting our problem solution throughout the school year.  At the East Central Regional qualifying tournament we received 3rd place, giving us an opportunity to compete at the Pennsylvania State Tournament where we placed 2nd.  At the World Finals, we will be competing and learning with some of the most creative students from all over the world. What an adventure!

For those of you who are not familiar with Odyssey of the Mind, is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Students apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. All Odyssey of the Mind solutions require students to perform, not just the sciences, but the arts as well – whether it be set-building, costume-making, creating props, acting, singing, or playing an instrument. These skills are important to create a balanced education. Through participation in the program, students learn lifelong skills such as working on a team, evaluating ideas, making decisions, managing a budget, and thinking “outside the box”. Odyssey of the Mind team members build self-confidence, develop public speaking skills and are able to recognize and explore their true potential, while learning and having fun. Thousands of schools from throughout the U.S. and from 25 other countries participate in the program.  If you would like to know more about Odyssey of the Mind, please visit the national website:

 The World Finals Competition is May 22-25, 2019 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. In order for us to go the World Finals, we need to raise between $10,000 and $15,000 for registration fees, travel expenses and activities. Please contribute as much as you'd can to help this very deserving team who has work extremely hard to accomplish such a significant goal.  

Thank you,
Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School Odyssey of the Mind Team


Dean Bowerman
Mechanicsburg, PA

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