Sabal Palm Elementary's 5th Grade Odyssey of the Mind Team
Organized by: Maria LaRocco
March 22, 2016
On March 5th, 2016, six fifth graders from Sabal Palm Elementary School rose to the top and proved that they were capable of amazing things. These students competed in the Sun Region Odyssey of the Mind competition and incredibly, they placed FIRST within their division, securing them a spot at the state competition on April 9th. In case you are unfamiliar with Odyssey of the Mind, it is a national educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Students bring their solutions to regional, state and local competitions. You can image the thrill our students experienced when they earned the top spot to attend the state competition. Now that our children have done the hard work required to advance to states, they need us to help them make the actual trip. Demographically, our school is in-line with many of the poorest schools in Collier County. Our families cannot easily absorb the cost of a two-night stay in Orlando to attend the competition. This is why we need your help. We are seeking financial sponsorships that will allow our students and their families to attend the competition. Our overall goal is to raise $3000 to offset the cost of this trip. Any contribution you can make towards that goal would be greatly appreciated. As you well know, the creative thinkers of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. We have the incredible opportunity to ensure that Collier County's best and brightest are amongst those leaders. Please contribute and be part of their success. Thank you in advance for doing so.