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Watertown to host Odyssey of the Mind competition on Saturday

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Students from Region 8 and 9 will be showcasing their creativity during the Odyssey of the Mind Regional competition Saturday at Case Middle School.

The competition allows students to showcase their intelligence and creativity in this important tournament.

Students have spent months of their free time solving problems as well as developing teamwork skills, independent study, friendships, confidence and most importantly — thinking outside-of-the-box. They learn new things and utilize their strengths to solve the problem. Teams also learn how to budget money since there is a cost limit to each problem. This means you will see creative costumes, props, dances, songs, gymnastics and instruments.

Not only do they have to compete within their chosen problem, but teams must also perform well in a “spontaneous problem,” where they solve a new problem on the spot. They must be creative and quick thinking.
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