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Odyssey of the Mind 2024

Odyssey of the Mind at Swansboro High

Onslow County Schools is excited to share that 12 teams from 9 of our schools will be representing OCS at the state level for the Odyssey of the Mind state finals.  

On Saturday, February 24, students from schools across eastern North Carolina came together at Swansboro High School for the regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament. Teams from elementary, middle, and high schools from all along the NC coast competed, showing off their creativity and problem-solving skills.  

Students compete at Odyssey of the Mind  Students at Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition. Teams choose from one of six problems to solve. Each team is given certain requirements and is expected to create a “mini-drama,” which they show off on competition day. Some have described it as a beautiful blend of improv and traditional acting.   

Teams worked on their solutions for weeks prior to the competition and practiced their skits to near perfection.   

Twelve of Onslow County’s teams placed in the top 3 in their categories and will advance to the state finals at Wingate University on March 23, 2024.  

Congratulations to the winning teams, and a job well done to all who competed! 

Odyssey of the Mind winners