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Indian Kids Among "Odyssey Of Mind" World Finals


BY RAVI R. PONANGI

The Woodward Academy North, Atlanta, Georgia got third place in the 30th Anniversary of the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals hosted by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. "Odyssey of mind" World Finals took place from May 27-30. About 740 teams from different countries including USA, China, Canada, Singapore, Poland, South Korea, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong participated in the world finals.
Team members from Woodward Academy North were Suma Gangasani, Vamsi Gadde, Roshni Kailar, Samantha Freedman, Cassie Van Orden, Mckinley Paul, and Jason Seeb. Coach was Kathy Smith. Their team competed in the Shock waves category. Their team got first place in the regional as well as state and represented Georgia in the world finals. Their team built a structure which held the weight of 1055 lbs which was record for their division. 
They put the weight until it a break thatís how they measure the
structure made of Balsa wood. In a recent get together, community congratulated Indian kids for their outstanding performance.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. 

        

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