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Teams advance to Odyssey World Finals

By Reid Creager
Correspondent

Charlotte-area teams had nine first-place finishers and eight seconds in the state finals of the Odyssey of the Mind competition at East Carolina University on April 6. They advance to the World Finals, May 22-25 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Challenges range from building mechanical devices to presenting their interpretation of literary classics.

Local teams finishing first or second:

Pet Project -- Unionville Elementary, Monroe, first place in Division 1; Queen’s Grant Community School, Charlotte, second. Cuthbertson Middle, Charlotte, second in Division 2.

The Email Must Go Through -- Unionville Elementary, first in Division 1. Trinity Episcopal, Charlotte, second in Division 2. Myers Park High white team, first in Division 3.

ARTchitecture, the Musical -- Unionville Elementary, second in Division 1. Community House Middle, Charlotte, Team A, first in Division 2. Myers Park High white, first in Division 3.

Tumble-wood -- Elon Park Elementary, Charlotte, Team B, second in Division 1. Lake Norman Charter, first in Division 3; Myers Park High white, second.

It’s How You Look at It -- Unionville Elementary, first in Division 1; Irwin Academic Center, Charlotte, second. Carmel Middle, first in Division 2. Lake Norman High, first in Division 3; Myers Park High white, second.

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