AMES, IOWA — For Geneseo students the midwest was the site for one of the largest gatherings of creative minds from the ages of eight to eighteen, teams from all over the world gathered at the University of Iowa for one final competition to see who would be crowned champions. For those who are unfamiliar with Odyssey of the Mind, it is an international program that helps educate students through problem-solving activities without the help of their coaches (usually parents or other adults in the community).
Three teams from Geneseo Central School placed high enough in both their Regional and State competitions to compete at the the World competition. Teams from the Seeing is Believing (Division II) problem, Driver’s Test (Division II), Not So Haunted House (Division I) all competed at the competition. The team from the Seeing is Believing problem placed 19th out of 59 teams. The Driver’s Test team finished an impressive 6th place in the world in their problem. Finally the Not So Haunted House problem finished 9th overall in a star-studded field.
Each team is assigned a “buddy team” from another country. Pictured above are the Believe II team and their buddy team from Mexico. The Driver II team also had a buddy team from Mexico as well. Also pictured is the Haunted I team after finishing their skit.
(Photos were courtesy of the “GCS Journey to World Finals” Facebook page)