The Oak Ridge High Odyssey of the Mind team is going to the 2011 World Finals in May.
They placed in the state finals on March 26 in Brentwood and will travel to the University of Maryland for the World Finals, May 26-31. The team of six freshmen impressed the judges with an imaginative demonstration of a highly complicated invention to represent the simplistic use of a compass.
The students traveling with their coach Youngah Akerberg include: Hannah Akerberg, Miranda Miller, Anna Lippuner, Sam Schmall, Calvin Phen and A.J. Ives (not pictured).
Odyssey of the Mind, created in 1978 by Dr. C. Samuel Micklus, professor emeritus at Rowan University, is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Small group participants work together to solve problems that range from building mechanical structures to performance and art. They compete on the local, state and international levels. Thousands of teams throughout the United States and from about 25 other countries participate in the program each year.