Published April 11, 2019
The Odyssey of the Mind team of Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock placed first at the state competition in North Little Rock March 30. The team will advance to the OM World Finals held at Michigan State University May 22-25 where it will compete with teams from around the world.
This year’s team tackled the problem “Leonardo’s Workshop,” which challenged the students to develop a performance that tells an original story about Leonardo da Vinci that takes place within the famous Italian painter’s workshop and features pieces of his work. For the second consecutive year, the team also won a Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award, which is presented to a team or individual for outstanding creativity. Only three were awarded at this year’s state competition.
Mount St. Mary Academy has participated in the international creative problem-solving program for more than 20 years. This marks the eighth straight year the school’s OM team has advanced to the World Finals.