Prince of Peace Students Qualify for World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind
Prince of Peace Montessori is excited to announce that five students are headed to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals May 22 - May 25 atMichigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
The Prince of Peace Montessori students, ages 9-11, qualified after placing first at the Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament on March 9, 2013. The students will be representing Northern Kentucky and competing against more than 800 teams from countries all around the world including China, Japan, Germany, South Korea, Mexico and Canada.
The students have qualified to compete in Division 1 and will be solving a structure problem. Where they will design and build a structure using only balsa wood and glue. They will test to see which structures can hold the most professional weight. At the regional competition, the Prince of Peace Montessori Team’s balsa wood structure held 115 lbs of professional weight, at the State Finals, it held 240 lbs of professional weight.
In order to attend the tournament, the team will need to raise $4,000 to cover registration, room and board expenses by April 26, 2013. Individuals who would like to make a donation in support of the team, can do so via PayPal by visiting the Prince of Peace Montessori website at www.popcov.com or by dropping off or mailing a donation to Prince of Peace Montessori, 625 Pike St, Covington, KY. 41011. Check’s should be made out to “Prince of Peace Montessori.”
Odyssey of The Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.
Photo: Odyssey of the Mind competitors from Prince of Peace/provided