Out of 837 teams and 15 countries, the Odyssey of the Mind team at Annunciation Catholic Academy placed seventh in their division in the 2017 world competition. This is the school’s sixth time qualifying for the world competition and sixth top ten finish in the eight years since they began this program.
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving program for students K-12 and college. It provides teams with the opportunity to learn creative problem solving, teamwork, brainstorming, self-reliance, and respect for individual strengths — unique, unforgettable experiences that will serve them in every aspect of their lives now and in the future.
Teams of five to seven students develop solutions to one of six Long Term Problems over several months, while practicing for a Spontaneous Problem. Teams, problems and competitions are organized into five divisions by age groups (Primary, I, II, III, IV). The primary division problem is a demonstration problem that is not judged competitively.