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2,000 MARYLAND CHILDREN COMPETE IN THE STATE FINALS, SATURDAY, APRIL 4 ODYSSEY OF THE MIND: WORLD'S LARGEST CREATIVITY TOURNAMENT

2,000 MARYLAND CHILDREN COMPETE IN THE STATE FINALS, SATURDAY, APRIL 4
 ODYSSEY OF THE MIND: WORLD'S LARGEST CREATIVITY TOURNAMENT
 Odyssey of the Mind is a creative competition involving more than 1,000,000 young people from kindergarten through college around the world. Competitions are staged regionally and statewide, with those who triumph going on to the OM World Finals held this year at the University of Colorado, May 28, 29, 30. Odyssey of the Mind is now at play in schools from Beijing to Brooklyn -- and in Maryland too.
 WHAT: Maryland Odyssey of the Mind State Finals
 WHERE: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 5401 Wilkens Avenue -- University Center
 Baltimore, Md.
 WHEN: Saturday, April 4
 Registration and locations available at the
 University Center
 Competitions begin at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Award Ceremony 5:30 p.m.
 MEET: 230 teams -- 2,000 Maryland children -- from Charles,
 Prince George's, Washington, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot,
 Somerset, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Wicomico, Baltimore
 City, Cecil Harford, Calvert, St. Mary's, Anne Arundel,
 Baltimore, Montgomery and Howard Counties will vie for a
 chance to compete in OM the World Finals.
 WATCH
 STUDENT
 TEAMS: Design, build and run five vehicles through an obstacle
 course....Solve a delayed reaction problem using the
 movement of a weight to complete specific tasks....Create
 and present a performance of "Alice in OMerland" with
 music, poetry, and something that becomes animated....
 Design and build balsa wood structure that weighs no more
 than 15 paper clips but can support weights approaching
 1,000 pounds.
 SPONSOR: IBM provides major funding for OM curriculum materials to
 more than 12,000 schools and organizations throughout the
 world. IBM encourages its employees to volunteer as
 coaches, judges, problem captains, supplying training
 videos and other in-kind services.
 We urge to cover this highly visual and exciting tournament for Maryland children.
 CONTACT: Patricia Swanson, Maryland state director of Odyssey of the Mind, 301-455-3675, or Andi Glaze of Stone/Hallinan, 212-489-5590 or 800-782-8528, for Odyssey of the Mind.
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