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Lowell teams perform well in regional competition of Odyssey of the Mind
Lowell teams perform well in regional competition of Odyssey of the Mind

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Lowell students participating in the regional competition of Odyssey of Mind walked away winners on Saturday.  Students from Lowell Middle School, Murray Lake and Alto all received recognition for their hard work and will move on to the state finals next month in Caledonia.

In addition, the Lowell Middle School team received the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award. It represents the essence of the Odyssey of the Mind. It is presented to teams or individuals who exhibit exceptional creativity, either through some aspect of their problem solution, or an extraordinary idea beyond the problem solution. A successful problem solution is not a criterion for winning the award; rather, the award is a way to acknowledge and encourage creative thinking and risk-taking.

Odyssey of the Mind is the world's oldest international creative problem-solving competition among students kindergarten through college. The purpose of Odyssey of the Mind is to promote creativity and problem-solving in a variety of areas from building mechanical devices and balsa wood structures to presenting dramatic and technical performances. Odyssey of the Mind develops team building skills, divergent thinking, presentation and organization skills. The program provides a caring, supportive environment for team members to develop positive values, self-esteem and social competencies.

In Division One, Murray Lake Elementary took the top spot in Good as Gold... berg.

In Division One, Alto Elementary finished 6th in Le Tour Guide

In Division One, Murray Lake Elementary came in 9th place in Full Circle

In Division Two, Lowell Middle School came in 2nd in Full Circle

For a complete list of scores click on the link to the Michigan Odyssey of the Mind website.