Seven Monte Vista High School juniors competed in the regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament in March and won first place. Then April 5, they went to the State Tournament and placed first again, solving the problem of "The Eccentrics." This problem required the team to create and present a humorous performance about three Eccentric Characters that demonstrated odd behavior, peculiar mannerisms, and unconventional dress. The characters, who seemed to be misfits, solved the problem and as a reward, a celebration was held in their honor where they ended up launching a new fad. The students will represent California at the World Competition at the University of Maryland from May 31-June 3.
The San Ramon Valley High School Odyssey of the Mind team will be going on to compete in the World Tournament after it successfully competed in the state competition. The team chose the "Road Rally" problem, which challenged it to design and build a vehicle that was battery powered and could transport a team member and perform certain functions along the way. The team has been working on this problem since last fall and successfully competed at the Regional Tournament in March.
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