Seven teams from Loudoun County Public Schools have advanced to the world finals of a competition that challenges students to solve complex problems on the fly with only minutes to decide.
The Odyssey of the Mind world finals take place May 22-25 at Michigan State University. The Loudoun teams moved forward during the Virginia state competition April 6 in Manassas Park involving 119 teams from 88 schools. Nearly 750 teams competed in regional tournaments earlier this year.
The following schools are sending teams to the finals:
- Briar Woods High School
- Loudoun Valley High School
- Riverside High School
- Belmont Ridge Middle School
- Brambleton Middle School
- Harmony Middle School
- Steuart Weller Elementary School
During the Virginia state awards ceremony, two teams from Trailside Middle School and one from J. Michael Lunsford Middle School received recognition for working with the Odyssey Angels volunteer service program. In addition, two LCPS students received scholarships at the state ceremony: the Virginia VOICES scholarship went to Kiara Brown from Riverside High School. Erin Ramsey of Woodgrove High School received a scholarship from Creative Competitions, Inc.