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April 2, 2007

Homeschoolers going to Odyssey of the Mind World Competition

One of our three local homeschool teams placed second at state this past weekend and will be going to the World competition.

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San Antonio HERO will be representing Texas at the Odyssey of the Mind World Competition on May 23rd at Michigan State University. The Division III team, won second place at the state competition in Houston in the technical problem category. They also won a Renatra Fusca award which is the competition’s highest recognition for creativity. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition in which the teams are not allowed to have any outside assistance, ideas, or criticism from non-team members, coaches and parents included. The team members in the picture are from left to right, top row, Hannah Kane, Ellie Pavliska, Katie Kuplac, Galen Schmidt, bottom row, Juliana Hernandez, John Doyle. Congratulations and best of luck at Worlds!

OM World Team

The team will begin raising money to fund the trip to Michigan. We will post all fund raising events on the website and you can contribute directly through Click and Pledge.

And for those of you with children in Odyssey of the Mind, Little League, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or any organization run by volunteers, be thankful that there are people out there willing to give their time to make these organizations run and provide wonderful experiences (mostly) for your kids that is no where nearly covered by whatever fees you are paying. Some may do it for their ego, some may do it for power, but most do it for the kids and because they believe it makes the world a better place. And you couldn’t afford to pay them what they’re really worth.

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