REVIEW: Odyssey of the Mind – German Finals

JFKS not only hosted this year’s GERMAN FINAL for Odyssey of the Mind but 12 teams from our school – 11 from the ES and all new to the OM program – participated!

There were teams from Germany, France and the Netherlands with 230 participants. Three JFKS teams qualified for the OM World Finals in the US. 

Big thanks to Ms. Hansen for coordinating OM at JFKS, to all the parent coaches and volunteers, to the hundreds of brave and creative participants, to The Verein for providing funding support and person-power, and to the Odyssey of the Mind Deutschland organization for putting on such an empowering and inspiring event!

What is Odyssey of the Mind? OM is an international program offered at the JFKS (grades EC-12)  that teaches students how to develop and use their natural creativity to become problem-solvers. Such problems include construction of small operable vehicles and devices, design of costumes and props as well as script writing and performance. The program emphasizes creativity, problem-solving, writing, teamwork, time management and public speaking.

For more information about the OM program, visit or contact the JFKS Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator, Ms. Hansen, at 

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