Coulee News: West Salem and Bangor students will participate in the Odyssey of the Mind international competition this May in Ames, Iowa, after teams from both schools took first in their divisions in the state competition last weekend.
Odyssey of the Mind is an organization that offers students opportunities for creative problem solving in a competitive environment. Teams are given a specific problem to prepare for, which often requires a significant amount of time and creative problem solving.
Some problems require problems require teams to find solutions through engineering, and others require teams to solve them using a thematic performance.
At the state competition, 16 teams from West Salem and seven from Bangor competed against schools from all over the state.