A team from Legacy Traditional School in Casa Grande has earned a spot in the state level Odyssey of the Mind Competition on Saturday, April 5, in Tucson.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving challenges for students in kindergarten through college.
Coached by teacher Rhonda Feher, the six-member Legacy Traditional team—2nd-graders Emily Draper and Camila Martinez, 6th-graders Payton Toscano and Carolina Martinez, and 8th-grader Destiny Guerra—placed second in their regional division for their original performance, “Seeing is Believing.”
Students competing in this challenge were to create and present an original performance about a community that feels threatened by something in a location its citizens have never visited. The townspeople must come up with a creative method of choosing one or more travelers to explore the foreign location. In turn the traveler(s) must devise a way to convey a message convincing the townspeople their fear is unfounded. Required components included a narrator, two rhymes and a moving set piece.
About Legacy Traditional Schools
Legacy Traditional Schools is a tuition-free, public charter school district serving students in grades K-8 on eight campuses. Arizona’s largest charter school district, Legacy has an “A” rating from the Arizona Department of Education and is fully accredited through AdvancEd, the world’s largest educational community.
The state-level Odyssey of the Mind competition will be held at Canyon del Oro High School, 25 West Calle Concordia, Oro Valley.