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How Odyssey of the Mind has made college applications stand out


Each year Odyssey of the Mind issues 5 different challenges that focus on science, technology engineering, math and the arts. Students present solutions to these challenges as 8-minute theatrical performances. Another part of the competition is the Spontaneous portion, in which the students compete by generating verbal, verbal hands-on, or hands-on solutions to a short, timed problem they have not seen before. These creative problem-solving activities take place at regional, state and world competitions. To view a video of last year’s regional competition, click here.


Over 150 Pennsbury families participate in the program every year. We are a very competitive school district, sending a team to the World Finals 30 out of the last 33 years. To see some of the results from our many years competing, click here. OM is endorsed by the Pennsbury Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William Gretzula. To watch a video of him describing the importance of the program to our community, click here.


You can watch actual competition YouTube videos by using the search phrase, “Odyssey of the Mind World Finals”.



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