Hamilton Avenue School Students Heads to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

Hamilton Avenue School students participated in Olyssey of the MInd. Contributed photo

Hamilton Avenue School students participated in Olyssey of the MInd. Contributed photo

For the past three years students at Hamilton Avenue School have had the opportunity to participate in Odyssey of the Mind, an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.

Odyssey of the Mind is a learning experience which has helped our students develop skills that will last a lifetime. Students have learned to cooperate and respect the ideas of others, and to evaluate ideas and make decisions on their own.

Hamilton Avenue students have gained greater self-confidence and increased self-esteem through their hard work. In addition, they work within a budget and learn to manage their money.

Most importantly, they see that there is often more than one way to solve a problem, and that sometimes the process is more important than the end result.

The Odyssey of the Mind team from Hamilton Avenue School placed 2nd at State Finals on March 16, 2019.

The team has been invited to attend the World Finals in Michigan in late May.

The chance to go to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Michigan is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these students.

Being on a college campus, surrounded by passionate and creative students from around the world will be a life changing and inspiring experience these students will remember for the rest of their lives.

The school community, students, and parents all very much want these six exceptional students to be able to attend World Finals and have the experience they have worked so hard to earn.

The cost for each student to attend is about $1,200.

The team parents have set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for this trip.  Any amount will go a long way toward supporting the Hamilton Avenue student team reach their goal and go to the World Finals.