April 13, 2011 Edition

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The Walnut Ridge fourth grade Odyssey of the Mind team tied for first in the state and will advance to OM World Finals. They are (front, from left): Krystin Wallace, Slade Dalton, Jaden Darris; (second row) John Farmer, Brighton Brand, Zachary Osburn, Kaiden Stormes; (back) and their coach, Tonda Brand, coordinator of the Walnut Ridge School Gifted, Talented and Creative Program. In an earlier regional competition, the team placed second in the "Le Tour Guide" problem, division I.

This sixth and seventh grade Odyssey of the Mind team placed second in the state OM competition and will also advance to the OM World Finals. The team consists of (from left): Tracy Jared - coach, Cortney Winston, Austin Jared, Matt Woodson, Damon Wallace and (not pictured) Terry Wallace - coach. They placed second in the OM regional tournament held March 5 in Pocahontas.

WR OM teams win first
and second in state

Four Walnut Ridge School Odyssey of the Mind teams competed in the state competition held Saturday at ASU-Beebe, and two of the teams will advance to the Odyssey of the Mind - 2011 World Finals in May.

The fourth grade team tied for first place in their division, while the sixth and seventh grade team placed second. Both of the teams will now advance to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals to be held May 27-29 at College Park, Md.

The fourth grade tied for first out of 13 teams at state. They had previously placed second in the "Le Tour Guide" problem, division I, at the March 5 regional competition in Pocahontas.

The sixth and seventh grade Odyssey of the Mind team placed second in the state and had previously placed second in the regional OM tournament.

Also competing in the state competition were teams from the fifth grade and the ninth grade. The four teams had advanced to state after their performance in regional competition.

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