Palm City Elementary wins 2nd in Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition

Teams from eight elementary schools in the Martin County School District competed in the Palms Regional Tournament for the Odyssey of the Mind Competition on February 24 at Treasure Coast High School. Two of these teams will be advancing to the state tournament in Orlando.

Odyssey of the Mind is an academic competition that teaches students how to develop and use their natural creativity to become problem solvers. Students who participate in Odyssey of the Mind learn about teamwork, budgeting, time management, public speaking and much more.

Coaches from Bessey Creek Elementary, Citrus Grove Elementary, Crystal Lake Elementary, Jensen Beach Elementary, J.D. Parker Elementary, Palm City Elementary, Pinewood Elementary and Warfield Elementary recruited and prepared teams of creative minds to collaborate on their selected long-term problem, as well as the challenging spontaneous competition.

Each team demonstrated exceptional problem-solving skills and teamwork, effectively representing MCSD with excellence.

The Palms Regional Tournament included three teams from the Tropical Region in addition to 35 teams competing from the Palms Region made up of Broward, Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Highland, and Okeechobee counties. Learn more about the program and the different long-term problems teams chose from here.

Congratulations to the following MCSD teams:

  • Primary Division*
    • J.D. Parker Elementary – coached by Chenae Jackson
  • Problem #3 (Classics)
    • 5th Place: Bessey Creek Elementary – coached by Joann Lambert
    • 6th Place: Pinewood Elementary – coached by Michelle Heath and Travi Hochstetter
  • Problem #4 (Structure)
    • 3rd Place: Warfield Elementary – coached by Ramzie McNeill
  • Problem #5 (Performance)
    • 2nd Place: Palm City Elementary** – coached by Amanda Moore
    • 3rd Place: Jensen Beach Elementary** – coached by Bridget Austin
    • 4th Place: Crystal Lake Elementary – coached by Joshua Perry
    • 5th Place: Citrus Grove Elementary – coached by Tammy Reinhart

*The Primary Division is a non-competitive, fun and instructional experience introducing K-2 students to Odyssey of the Mind. No places are given.

**Teams advancing to the State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament in Orlando on March 30.

Congratulations to all the coaches and students for their dedication and hard work in preparing for this academic competition.

View photos from the competition and awards ceremony here: