Among the Balsa Builders, where we spent a lot of time observing the action, the Middle School teams out performed the High Schools. No High School team this year built a structure that held over 1000 pounds — the best, 980, was achieved by two teams –, but no less than 5 Middle School teams held over 1000. The top Middle School team held 1220. But that was overshadowed by the performance of a structure build by Elementary School students from Oak Hill Elementary in Herndon, VA which held 1280 pounds.
We’re all packing up and heading out.
Synopsis of next year’s problems are already posted. Information about finding OotM (the preferred abreviation of Odyssey of the Mind) can be found by contacting your state or country directors.