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Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is a worldwide creative problem-solving competition for students K-12. Students work in teams to solve one of five Long-Term Problems in preparation for their regional or state level tournament. The day of the tournament, teams will present their solution to a panel of trained judges and an audience. Teams will also compete in an activity called Spontaneous, in which the team walks into a room and solves a problem given to the team in that moment (with no advance preparation). Teams earn extra points for unique solutions, an element we like to call Style. Teams that place in the top spots at competition are invited to represent Illinois at the annual Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, a global celebration of creativity!

The Leu is pleased to host a middle school Odyssey of the Mind team this year!  We hope to offer team opportunities for more ages in future years! 

*All participants must have an active Leu membership to participate in classes.  Family memberships cost $50 for the whole year! Individual memberships (age 15+) only cost $35 for the whole year!

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