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Last Saturday 7 remarkable Rainbow students competed at the Odyssey of the Mind state Competition at the Appalachian State College up in Boone. Odyssey of the mind is a creativity competition, designed to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, collaborative creativity and independence… Perfect for Rainbow students.

Our kids (listed at the bottom of this article) did the school proud on the day and carried themselves with maturity, responsibility and respect.

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Anyone who worked with them throughout the process commented on how astoundingly effortless their collaboration was as a team. Some of the team had been together since Kindergarten, while some had only recently joined the school, yet they all seemed like family… A true testament to the cohesive and welcoming community we have here at Rainbow.

They ended up as the highest placed team from the entire Western Region in their problem category and division. Although they didn’t place for the world competition they all came out as winners in our eyes, having represented the school while making stronger bonds and lasting memories along the way.

Please congratulate them if you see them around campus!

6th Grade students Gaby McCassim, Harmony Redford, Isabel Raustol, Willow Eshan, Lena Usner, Jonah McCloud and Sunshine Pugh from 7th Grade.

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