We Believe in MAGIC,
Home to THREE WORLD CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to Magic Center's trio of 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONS:
Thornebrooke Elementary A (P2DI), also winners of
the prestigious Ranatra Fusca Award;
Sanford Middle (P3DII); and Lyman High (P3DIII).
Magic Center's "Bravehearts" also were
this year's Odyssey Angel recipients.
Magic Center also had two second-place finishers --
Woodlands Elementary (P2DI) and Wilson Elementary (P5DI) --
and five additional teams placing in the top 10:
Thornebrooke Elementary A (7th place, P3DI),
Annunciation Catholic Academy (9th place, P3DII),
Walker Middle (10th place, P2DII),
Wilson Elementary (10th place, P3DI), and
Rotary Club of Oviedo (10th place, P3DII)
Also, give up a huge round of applause for the rest of our region's teams that
persevered through the pandemic and delivered eye-popping virtual solutions
to this year's problems: Potter's Clay Homeschool Co-op (11th place, P3DII),
Partin Elementary (11th place, P4DI), Thornebrooke Elementary B (12th place, P3DI), Annunciation (14th place, P1DI), Goldsboro Elementary (14th place, P4DI),
Edgewater High (15th place, P5DIII), Lake Highland Prep A (17th place, P2DI),
Gotha Middle (17th place, P2DII), Lake Highland Prep A (18th place, P4DI),
Goldsboro Elementary (19th place, P3DI), Sanford Middle (19th place, P4DII),
Socrates Prep (20th place, P4DIII), College Park Middle (28th place, P4DII),
Galileo (30th place, P1DII), Madison Street (30th place, P5DI),
and Holy Family (32nd place, P4DII).
Thornebrooke Elementary A
"It goes without saying that a child is impacted creatively in Odyssey.
They learn to ask the questions not asked by others. When you take the word 'no'
out of the equation and instead say, “I didn’t say you couldn’t,'
it unlocks a part of the brain begging to be heard."
— Lindsay Elliott, third-grade teacher
at Sweetwater Episcopal Academy in Longwood,
from her must-read Odyssey of the Mind: Creativity in the Classroom blog post
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