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Mittye P. Locke Odyssey of the Mind Team Wins State Competition

Mittye P. Locke Odyssey of the Mind Team Wins State Competition

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Seven students from Mittye P. Locke Elementary school will represent New Port Richey at the Odyssey of the Mind “World Finals” at Iowa State University later this year after winning 1st place at the State level. To become champions, this team has put in long, demanding hours after school and weekends for over seven months. The school is seeking donations to help provide lodging, food, registration, and travel expenses for each child, one parent per child, and 2 coaches.

The team is from Mittye P. Locke Elementary and is the only elementary level team in West Central Florida to be invited to the World FInals. This is the second year in a row that this same team of students has been invited.

This team of seven students in grades 3rd, 4th and 5th along with their two coaches competed at the Regional level on March 5th, 2016 and placed 1st which allowed them to move on to the state level in Orlando.
They have been working on a problem called Aesop’s Fable Gone Viral for the past seven months and developed a solution which was presented through an eight minute theatrical production.  This production is completely designed and written by the children without any adult input.
This same team recently competed over the weekend at the University of Central Florida at the state competition and again received 1st place.  Winning 1st place in the state competition gives them an invitation to represent the state of Florida at the World Competition in Iowa from May 25-28th.

“Over 800 teams from around the world will compete in the 37th Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. The competition emphasizes creativity and teamwork and has grown into the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide.” (OdysseyoftheMind.com)

Mittye P. Locke is a Title 1 school, with 83% of our students qualifying for free-lunch. The team needs $15,000 to help them attend the World Finals. The school is seeking donations to help support the students in the following amounts:

  • Platinum Donors – $200.00 and above
    • Will be recognized on our School Marquee on the busy street of Trouble Creek for 1 week. Recognized as a Platinum Donor on our School Facebook Page.
    • Will be recognized as a Platinum Donor in our weekly electronic newsletter that gets sent to over 600 families.
  • Gold Donors – $100.00 and above
    • Will be recognized on our School Marquee on the busy street of Trouble Creek for 1 week.
    • Recognized as a Platinum Donor on our School Facebook Page
  • Silver Donors – $50.00 and above
    • Will be recognized on our School Marquee on the busy street of Trouble Creek for 1 week.

For more information about donations, please contact the school at (727)774-3100.

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