Congratulations to the MSM Odyssey of the Mind team, who placed first at the state tournament held in Springdale on April 7. This year’s creative problem-solving team chose to solve the problem Mockumentary! Seriously?, which challenged students to create a humorous documentary-style performance and portray different characters’ accounts of what “really happened” in a classic story where they appeared.
The team also won a coveted award called the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award given to a team or individual for demonstrating outstanding creativity. The team’s unique approach to the engineering of their backdrop involved building a triangular prism with opening panels on a spinning base, resulting in a large, impressive set span relative to its small, circular footprint.
The MSM O.M. team will advance to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals held at Iowa State University May 23–26. There they will compete with teams from countries around the world, including Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.
As they advance to represent MSM on the international level, we wish the best for the OM team: MaryClaire Fox ’18, Bianca Littlepage ’18, Meredith Muller ’18, Breanna Racher ’18, Emily Delfos ’19, Abby Yanosick ’19, Isabella Boyd ’20 and Audrey Caruthers (manager).