4 local teams to compete in Odyssey of the Mind Worlds

PHOTO PROVIDED An Odyssey of the Mind team from Curtin Middle School is one of four from the region that is heading to the world competition next month. The team includes, from left in front, Olivia Ciabattari, Tyler Williamson, Muireann Tran, Alanna Ramos, Lilyana Sponhouse, Reese Kirk and Ross Mahler. In back row are coach Bret Southard and Jeremy Owens. Not pictured is coach Denise Southard. The team placed first in Division I, “A Superhero Cliffhanger.”

Four local Odyssey of the Mind teams will be competing in the World Finals next month in Michigan following the state competition this past weekend.

The world-bound teams placed first or second in their respective problems at Moon Area High School near Pittsburgh.

The world competition will be held from May 24 to 27 at Michigan State University.

Following are the world-bound teams:

• Curtin Intermediate School placed first in Division I, “A Superhero Cliffhanger.”

• St. John Neumann Regional Academy took first place in Division III, “Odd-a-Bot.”

• Williamsport Area High School placed second in Division III, “It’s Time, Omer.”

• Montgomery Area Elementary School took second place in Division I, “Ready, Set, Balsa, Build!”