Please support our San Elijo Hills Odyssey of the Mind team in their goal to attend the World Finals in Michigan State University on May 20-23!
OotM is a “creative competition.” The kids are tasked with putting together an 8 minute skit completely by themselves. After months of hard work, they enter their skit in tournaments and compete against other teams from the region, state and possibly the nation and world. The program focuses on creativity, teamwork, project management and decision making.
The team is made up Ella, Katja, Maya, Marissa, Elisenne, Claudia and Morgan. They are sponsored by the San Elijo Hills Foundation and are students of SEES. The kids have been hard at work on their project since the school year.
In the regional competition in Feb, they placed 2nd and advanced to State. Last weekend, they competed at UC Riverside, and came in 1st place out of all of California! This allowed them to advance to the World Finals at the end of May at Michigan State University in Lansing, MI.
At the World Finals, there will be about 800 teams from all over the world, showcasing their creative solutions! This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the kids.
We’re very excited and very proud of them. The elite schools from Poway, Carlsbad and Encinitas routinely have OotM teams place high in these tournaments. This year, our kids put San Elijo Hills and SEES on the map as the place for bright and creative kids!