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Conclusion of Odyssey of the Mind, 2007-2008

Another Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) year has finished for my children. For the 2007-2008 long term problem their team, representing O’Rourke Middle School, chose “The Eccentrics.” They worked through the late fall, winter and into spring getting their script, costumes and set prepared.

I think this was their best script yet (having been involved in 3 prior years). The story had a nice flow, solid dialog and humor throughout. The team also had positive dynamics with much less in-fighting and interpersonal frustration than in prior years.

They won their divisional competition and proceeded onto the state competition where they achieved 4th place! This was their best finish and a clear testament to their hard work. They are already talking about getting geared up for the 2008-2009 problem. I guess I shouldn’t get used to having all the cardboard out of the house! :)

For those interested, their performances are on YouTube:

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