OPUSD's Odyssey of the Mind is Going to World Finals!
Congratulations to our OPUSD students for winning a 3 spots in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, which takes place at Michigan State University on May 22-25! Over 800 teams from around the world compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, and we are thrilled to have so many Oak Park students make it this far. Here are our World Finals qualifiers!
Elementary Team (ROES & OHES)
Kainoa Ginter, Gloria Koo, Keiona Nadig, Arnav Saxsena, Anjali Staschik
Middle School Team (MCMS)
Jashwanth Bamidi, Matthew Horowitz, Ayan Khare, Hitkunwar Rajput,
Devam Shah, Aniket Subramanian
High School Team (OPHS & MCMS)
Thaen Ananda, Hana Chizzo, Harshitha Dasari, Neha Jag,
Ananda Kinkaid, & Minnoli Nori
One team from MCMS was even awarded an Odyssey Angels service award for their support of an animal sanctuary hosting horses, cats, and dogs in Malibu after they'd lost everything in the fires.
The OM program, which is in its fifth year in OPUSD, is the largest creative problem competition in the world - now in 25 countries! It is one of the STEAM initiatives sponsored by Oak Park Education Foundation. Every year since the OM program came into OPUSD, teams have scored highly and competed at the State level. Last year, a team from OPHS made it all the way to the World Finals competing against teams from Europe, Asia, and the Americas.