4th Grade Odyssey of the Mind team goes to state competition

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Congrats to Forest View’s 4th grade Odyssey of the Mind team. They placed second in their division during the Odyssey of the Mind regional competition at Wake Tech on March 4. The team will now go on to compete in the state OOTM competition at NC A&T on April 1. They are the only Division 1 team from Durham Public Schools to advance to the state competition.

The team consists of Niall Buckley, Thomas Formy-Duval, Hana Sato, William Cardwell, Nora Plourde, Sam Garber, and Sofia Aballay. Coaches are FV parents, Lindsay Buckley and Jeannine Sato. Ms. Droege served as the team’s volunteer judge (she attended and judged other schools at the all-day event, thank you Ms. Droege!)

The name of their long-term problem is called “A superhero cliffhanger.” The team created a skit with homemade costumes and set involving a bug society, nemesis, sidekick, superhero, an erupting volcano and marshmallow shooters.

This is the third year the team has competed in Odyssey of the Mind and the first year it has advanced to the state competition.Wish them luck!