Cochran Primary team wins 10th place in global finals

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The 2022 Odyssey of the Mind team from Cochran Primary

Cochran Primary School’s Odyssey of the Mind (OM) team earned 10th place in the World Finals on Saturday at Iowa State University. The group qualified for the international round after receiving first place at the state competition in April with the problem “Life is a Circus!”

The team, coached by Amy Harpster and Kelly Campbell, includes: McKay Campbell, Alexander Frank, Quinn Hamilton, Haddie Harpster, Addyson Harrison and Nate McClelland.

OM teams from WASD have been successful at the program’s regional and state levels, having earned coveted spots at the World Final competitions for the last eight consecutive years. Last spring, two Curtin Intermediate School teams also placed among the top 10 in the world.

Odyssey of the Mind is a competition that blends creativity, engineering and teamwork. It is 100% student-directed, with adult coaches acting as guides. For more information, or to review synopses of this year’s program problems, visit