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February 25, 2013

OM challenges students to be creative

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Volunteers, also including team coaches and competition event staff, annually donate countless hours of time because they believe so strongly in the Odyssey of the Mind program. As program participation ebbs and flows locally, and around the state and nation, they provide the continuity for teams across the decades.

School funding is drying up for extracurricular activities — reflected this year in the drop from last year’s Region 3 tournament featuring 62 teams — but volunteers sustain the excitement and provide the hard work required to keep the program going.

“This day could not take place for the kids if we didn’t have these people; some of our judges have been coming back for more than 20 years,” Wheelock added.

 

 

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