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Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team chosen to compete at the world competition

April 9, 2019


Morgan Fizgerald Middle team selected for Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

The team will represent the district in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 22-25 at Michigan State University.

They were selected for their Structure Toss performance at the Florida Odyssey State Tournament on April 5-6. For their creativity they received a special award called the Ranatra Fusca Award.

In the Structure Toss competition, teams design and build structures made only of balsa wood. Teams test their structures in a performance, using a device to toss them for score.

Morgan Fitzgerald's project was accompanied by a performance with original music.

"The team's level of coordination and precision, while rapping and rhyming, kept the judges completely enthralled. It offered the most unique delivery of a skit that the judges have seen, demonstrating a superior level of creativity and performance," the judges wrote in their nomination form.

At the World Finals, about 800 teams will represent their areas in the largest creative problem-solving program in the world.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides problem-solving opportunities for students in kindergarten through college. Teams from throughout the U.S. and more than 20 other countries participate in the program.


Students performing at the Odyssey of the Mind State Competition