WES Odyssey of the Mind Takes on the World
by Julia Hanauer-Milne
The Williams Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team was ready to take on the World–or at least perform their Mockumentary about The Hobbit at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. The kids did an amazing job at Worlds, which was held at Iowa State University May 23-26. Their days in Iowa were filled with learning: about NASA projects, at the creativity festival, watching other teams, walking around a large college campus, and through exposure to many cultures. The kids traded pins and interacted with people from all over the country and around the world–there were more than 800 teams including those from 14 other countries. The team is incredibly grateful for the support of the RSU 18 administration, the community, and their parents. There would not have been a trip without their help!