Creativity Gets O-A Odyssey of the Mind Team to the Finals
3/26/2013 (Updated 3/28/2013 5:30:58 PM)The Owego Free Academy Odyssey of the Mind team is advancing to the world finals competition, based on a special award for creativity.
The group placed fifth overall in the State Competition at Binghamton University over the weekend and was given an automatic berth to the Worlds Competition at Michigan State University in May.
"We were just like, 'no, it's not possible' that we could of gotten it. We were just so happy," said 11th grader Christa Bennett.
"Wow, we've done this huge big thing that nobody from our district has ever done before and it's a nice feeling," said 11th grader Morgan Franklin.
"We didn't think we'd made it this far, and now that we had, we're counting down the days now," said 10th grader Elianna Starr.
The team has one more hurdle to jump-- raising nearly $4,000 in order to make the trip.
They plan several fundraisers.
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