North Fort Myers High School Odyssey of The Mind Prb #5 Team
Organized by: North Fort Myers Odyssey of the Mind Team Prb 5
EVENT DATE May 20, 2015
We know you are busy … so we will get straight to the point. North Ft. Myers High School students need your help; our request is time sensitive due to deadlines beyond our control.
One weeks ago, our Odyssey of the Mind team competed in the state competition at University of Central Florida against other top teams from around the state. As a result of our state win, we are now invited to compete at the World Finals competition at Michigan State University beginning on May 20, 2015. The total cost to send our 7 students and 2 coaches is estimated to be $10,000.00 – $12,000.00.
It is quite an honor to achieve World competition level; it is also very costly. Our team is made up of 6 incredible girls… and 1 boy… Hailey Countryman, Nandini Patel, Julia Herrmann, Eva Francey, Hannah Dieren, Annie Crouch, and Kleyton Slaybaugh
Odyssey of the Mind is an international organization that promotes creative and critical thinking. Students are given problems and they must demonstrate excellence based on multiple criteria in Performance and Spontaneous competition. Students must create all elements and participate in 2 different competitions without any adult support or intervention from the onset to the final event. Please feel free to check the Odyssey of the Mind site at http://odysseyofthemind.com
Our problem this year was “Silent Movie” the team created and presented a performance depicting a Director character that produces and presents a silent movie featuring a humorous villain character that commits three silly acts of “villainy”. Characters that are in the movie may not speak as part of the presentation of the movie. Instead, like classic silent films, the team will use music played on a team-created instrument and creatively displayed subtitles to convey its story to the audience and judges.
Any support will help us attend this amazing event where we will meet and compete with kids from all over the United States and 20 other countries. If we can do anything in return for your support, please let us know. Checks may be made payable to North Fort Myers High School. You may contact our coach, Beth Countryman at Countryman40661@aol.com if you would like more information about the trip or the program. All donations are tax deductible and once your donation is received you will receive a tax donation letter. We thank you in advance for your consideration.
Hailey Countryman, Nandini Patel, Eva Francey, Annie Crouch, Julia Herrmann, Hannah Dieren & Kleyton Slaybaugh
North Ft. Myers High School
Odyssey of the Mind Team