At the end of May, five teams from Woodward Academy participated in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Iowa.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students in kindergarten through college. The competition involves using technical, artistic and creative problem solving skills to solve a variety of problems. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.
The 2014 World Finals competition included more than 800 teams from 16 countries and 38 states. Congratulations to the following teams:
Woodward North's fifth grade "Seeing is Believing" team placed 11th out of 48 teams.
Woodward North's "Balsa" team, composed of fourth and fifth graders, placed 5th out of 49 teams.
Woodward North's third grade "Not So Haunted House" team placed 6th in the world in their first year competing.
The Middle School's "Seeing is Believing" team placed 9th out of 51 teams.
The Upper School's "Stackable Structure" team placed 15th out of 44 teams.