Morningside Elementary’s (MSE) Odyssey of the Mind Team is advancing to the World Finals competition slated for May 23 – May 26 in Ames, Iowa.
Morningside’s team will convene with approximately 850 other teams for what is deemed to be the largest creative problem-solving competition.
Julie Moore is an instructor at MSE and coach for the MSE Odyssey of the Mind Team. She explained that the team, operating on their own were challenged to create a team-operated vehicle.
Judging was based on the creativity and uniqueness of the vehicle’s propulsion and steering systems.
The team then used the vehicle to complete three tasks: curling, tracking, and jousting — all while telling an original and humorous story. Their solution incorporated creative use of recycled materials, team choreographed song and dance, and a uniquely powered vehicle that was successful in all three areas of competition.
At the World Finals, teams will be judged on three different areas: their long-term problem, their spontaneous problem, and overall style of their solution, and we wish them great success.
They are currently hard at work fundraising for this trip along with the support of the Education Foundation of St. Lucie County.
Julie Moore – Coach
Addison Moore, 5th grade
Derek Boyer, 5th grade
Josh Caron, 5th grade
Tyler McDonald, 4th grade
Ethan Moore, 3rd grade
Alexis Allen, 3rd grade
Amy Alfonso, 3rd grade