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December 07, 2016
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Odyssey of the Mind students to compete with creativity

MILFORD, PA — Students from The Delaware Valley School District will be among about 700 local students who will put their creativity to the test at the Northeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament on March 8. The tournament will be held at Pocono Mountain West High School in Pocono Summit for the sixth year in a row.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program. Teams of up to seven students receive a long-term problem at the beginning of the school year that they must solve in an eight-minute performance within a small budget.

“It’s a fantastic program that pushes children to think outside the box while exercising skills across every academic and artistic discipline,” said Ryan Balton, tournament official and regional public relations director.

Winners at the regional tournament will advance to state finals in Berwick in April. Those state finalists will compete to advance to world finals at Michigan State University in May. Nine teams from northeast Pennsylvania advanced to world finals last year. For more information, visit www.nepaootm.com.