SHERBURNE – Students in Sherburne-Earlville’s Talented and Gifted program have a lot to feel good about, not the least of which is their recent success at the world finals of a creative competition.
In a journey that began early in the school year, teams from S-E and many other schools throughout the country have been competing in a extensive problem-solving contest. Odyssey of the Mind is a competition that focuses on creative problem solving. S-E sent nine teams to the regional Odyssey Competition on Feb. 24, and of those nine, six came in first place for their respective division and problem and went on to compete in the state competition. Winners from the state competition went on to compete in the World Finals, with the S-E middle school team coming in first and the high school team placing third for their respective categories and divisions.
“With unwavering passion, unrelenting enthusiasm and undeniable energy, Sherburne-Earlville has preserved and promoted all that Odyssey of the Mind fosters; that is brilliant creative problem solving, extraordinary teamwork, and personified curiosity,” said S-E Talented and Gifted Teacher and Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator Jonathan Sherry.