Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is a real-life educational program developed by Industrial Design professor, Dr. Sam Micklus, in the 70s. It started off as a extracurricular challenge for children in the United States, and has grown to international fame. OM remains progressively engaging to this day, holding the interest of generations of OM’ers! FSMA has had teams for the past three years and in 2016 one of our teams, Team Hippos, traveled to Iowa for an international competition and placed 17th at World Finals.

Our program continues to grow and we are looking forward to the upcoming OM season. We will hold an interest meeting in October to sign your child up and find out more about FSMA’s OM Program.

Thank you to the many parents and volunteers who coach our teams… this program would not exist without you! And, thank you to our OM coordinator, Kyara Panula for overseeing this program – we appreciate you!!

For more information about the program, please read this document, Odyssey of the Mind 2016.

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