Academic Enrichment and Creativity!
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program whose mission is to provide creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Through solving open-ended problems, students develop creative thinking skills that can be applied to real-life situations. Each OM team selects a problem to solve which must be done completely by the team members with no outside adult assistance. Teams build, plan, design costumes, write scripts, and ultimately perform their solution at each event. Teams from throughout the U.S. and more than 25 other countries participate in the program.
Onslow County Schools supports our schools and students who wish to participate in this amazing creative problem-solving event. For more information, please contact Michael Elder.
On February 25, 2023, the 2023 Coastal Tournament for Odyssey of the Mind will be held at Queens Creek Elementary & Swansboro High School.
The top two teams in each problem and division will move on to the North Carolina OM State Tournament which will be held at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, NC on March 25, 2023.
The top teams at the state level will move on to the OM World Finals at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan from May 24-27,2023.