SHERBURNE – Solving problems in creative and different ways is a skill that is difficult to teach in the classroom, but after sending three teams to the Odyssey of the Mind World Tournament in Maryland, Sherburne-Earlville students had a chance to show off their skills for doing exactly that.
Three Sherburne teams participated in the World Odyssey of the Mind Competition, held from May 31-June 3 at the University of Maryland, and had the chance to compete against teams from China, Poland, Kazahkstan and other areas around the world.
Approximately 850 teams from around the world traveled to the Odyssey finals. “There were 18,500 people competing and supporting teams from every corner of the US and several different countries,” said Sherburne Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator Jonathan Sherry. Not only did the students have a chance to compete in an international contest, but they also had the chance to make friends with people from around the world.