Loudoun Students Advance to OM State

Thousands of creative youngsters gathered at Park View High School last weekend for the Odyssey of the Mind Dulles Region 16 competition. Several Loudoun County teams did well enough to secure spots in the state tournament.

Teams from the following schools are headed to state: Trailside Middle, Moorefield Station Elementary (Team A), Lowes Island Elementary, Newton-Lee Elementary (Team A, Team B and Team C), Belmont Ridge Middle, Legacy Elementary, Steuart Weller Elementary (Team A), Briar Woods High, Belmont Ridge Middle, Farmwell Station Middle, Eagle Ridge Middle (Team A), and Potowmack Elementary (Team A).

David Tsuda, Odyssey of the Mind director for Virginia Regions 14 and 16, said Loudoun students’ interest in the program is so high that four years ago the county was divided into two regions. The Catoctin Region 14 tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Tuscarora High School.

The state tournament will be held April 16 in Newport News.

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