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World Finals 2016

Our social media hashtag for tournament is #tropical2016.
World Finals 2016The 37th Odyssey of the Mind World Finals will be held May 25 - May 28 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Five Tropical region teams placed in the top five in their long-term problem and division and represented Florida and the Tropical region at World Finals in Iowa.

- Omer's News
- World Finals Tournament Schedule
- Streaming video of opening ceremony and awards.

State Finals

The 2016 Florida Odyssey of the Mind State Finals were held at the University of Central Florida on April 9, 2016.

Florida 2016 State Tournament Scores
2016 State Finals Photo Gallery

Tropical region teams called up on stage at the Florida Odyssey state finals awards ceremony:

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the state finals. We are very proud of you.

Regional Tournament 2016

Tropical Region Tournament 2016
2016 Regional Tournament Photos
2016 Regional Tournament Program
Be Our Guest Tournament Attendance Contest
2016 Regional Tournament Sales Catalog


World Finals 2015

World Finals 2015The 36th Odyssey of the Mind World Finals was held May 20 - May 23 at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Three Tropical region teams from Howard Drive Elementary, David Lawrence, Jr. K-8 Center, and Palmetto Senior High School participated in the three day competition.

- Omer's News
- Tropical Photo Gallery
- OdysseyHQ Photo Gallery
- Tournament Scores
- Streaming video of opening ceremony and awards.

Congratulations to all of our Omers on a great year!
Florida Odyssey results @ World Finals 2015
World Finals 2015 Schedule of Events
Florida Competition Schedule


Winners!

Miami Herald article about Howard Drive Elementary at World Finals PDF version

Congratulations to our World Finalists! Driver's Test:
Howard Drive ES 1st Place Div I
Howard Drive Elementary 1st Place Driver's Test Div. I - World Finals 2014
Palmetto MS 7th Place Div II
Palmetto Middle 7th Place Driver's Test Div. II - World Finals 2014

World Finals 2014

World Finals 2014The 2014 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals were held May 28-31 at Iowa State University. Two teams from the Tropical region participated in the competition. Have a look at back at the World Finals:

- Omer's News
- Photo Gallery
- Tournament Scores

2014 State Finals

The 2014 Florida Odyssey of the Mind State Finals were held at the University of Central Florida on April 12, 2014. Three teams placed in the top five in their long-term problem and division and two will represent Florida and the Tropical region at World Finals in Iowa.

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the state finals. We are very proud of you.

Florida 2014 State Tournament Scores
2014 State Finals Photo Gallery
State Finals Tournament Schedule for Tropical Teams

Regional Tournament 2014

Congratulations to all teams that participated in the regional tournament. All teams and spectators are invited to share their photos. Please email your tournament pics to photos@tropicalodyssey.org.

2014 Regional Tournament Program
2014 Regional Tournament Photo Gallery
Regional competition results


World Finals 2013

Odyssey World Finals 2013The 2013 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals took place at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI May 22-25, 2013.

Congratulations to the three teams that represented Florida and the Tropical Region at World Finals. Check out tournament photos and results below.

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, recognized our three Odyssey of the Mind world finalist teams at their November 19, 2013 meeting.
Miami Herald article about Howard Drive Elementary at World Finals PDF version
Libre article about Howard Drive ES at World Finals (Spanish)
2013 World Finals Information
2013 World Finals OMer's News
Florida @ World Finals 2013 Results
Tropical Region at World Finals 2013 photos
Florida at World Finals 2013 photo album

Winners!

Howard Drive Elementary - 4th Place World Finals 2013Howard Drive Elementary placed fourth in Problem 3 Classics... ARTchitecture: The Musical Division I and was joined after the awards ceremony by school board member Dr. Lawrence Feldman.

State Finals 2013

The 2013 Florida Odyssey of the Mind State Finals took place at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on April 6, 2013. Congratulations to all participating teams. Check out tournament photos and results below.

Florida 2013 State Finals Tournament Information
Florida State Finals 2013 Results
Tropical Region at State Finals 2013 Photos

Winners!

Tropical Region 2013 World Finals Press Release
Miami-Dade County Public Schools World Finals 2013 Press Release (esp)

The Tropical region had four teams called up to the stage during the awards ceremony.
Howard Drive Elementary - 2nd Place WinnersHoward Drive Elementary placed second in Problem 3 Classics... ARTchitecture: The Musical Division I and will represent Florida and the Tropical region at World Finals.
David Lawrence Jr. K8 Center - 2nd Place WinnersDavid Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center placed second in Problem 5 It's How You Look At It Division II and will represent Florida and the Tropical region at World Finals.
Palmetto Middle School - Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award WinnersPalmetto Middle School placed third in Problem 1 Pet Project Division II. This team also won a Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award and will represent Florida and Tropical at World Finals.

Johnson and Wales University - 1st Place It's How You Look At It Division IVJohnson and Wales University placed first in Problem 5 It's How You Look At It Division IV. This team will also represent Florida and Tropical at World Finals.

Regional Tournament 2013

Congratulations to all teams that participated in the regional tournament.

Regional competition results
Regional Tournament Photos


State Finals 2012

The 2012 Florida Odyssey of the Mind State Finals took place at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on April 14, 2012. Congratulations to all participating teams. Check out tournament photos and results below.

Florida 2012 State Finals Tournament Information
Florida State Finals 2012 Results
Tropical Region at State Finals 2012 Photos

2012 Regional Tournament

The Tropical Region tournament was held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Miami Springs Senior High School. Congratulations to all participating teams. Have a look at the rankings and check back for event photos.

Regional Competition Results
Regional Tournament Photos


World Finals 2011

Tropical region Odyssey teams from David Lawrence, Jr. K-8 Center and Palmetto Elementary were featured in the Neighbors section on Sunday, June 29, 2011.

Two Miami-Dade teams seek Odyssey of the Mind World title - Miami Herald
Two Miami-Dade teams seek Odyssey of the Mind World title (PDF copy)PDF version

The Miami-Dade County School Board recognized the teams from David Lawrence Jr., K-8 Center and Palmetto Elementary that represented our region at the 2011 World Finals during the June 2011 Board meeting.

School Board Chair Dr. Feldman recognizes Palmetto Elementary School for World Finals 2011 participartion.
School Board Member Dr. Karp recognizes David Lawrence Jr., K-8 Center for World Finals 2011 participartion.

World Finals 2011The 2011 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals was held at the University of Maryland in College Park. Check out these links for information about this year's World Finals.

Omer's News at World Finals
World Finals Photo Gallery
Competitions Scores

The Miami Herald published an article about our two World Finalist teams upon their return from Maryland.

Creative thinkers walk away world champs - Miami Herald
Creative thinkers walk away world champs (PDF copy)PDF version

State Finals 2011 News

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the State Finals tournament on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Every Tropical region team did a fantastic job and we are proud of you.
Photos of the event have already been posted to our online gallery. Coaches, parents and team members are encouraged to submit their photos to our website. Send us your photos. Just send an email to photos@tropicalodyssey.org.

State Finals results
State Finals photo gallery
2011 World Finalists Press Release

Winners!

The Tropical region had three teams called up to the stage during the awards ceremony.
David Lawrence Jr. K8 Center - 1st Place WinnersDavid Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center placed first in Problem 5 Full Circle Division II and will represent Florida and the Tropical region at World Finals. Palmetto Elementary School - Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award WinnersPalmetto Elementary School placed fifth in Problem 1 Extreme Mousemobiles Division I. This team also won a Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award and will also represent Florida and Tropical at World Finals.

Palmetto Elementary School - 3rd Place Full Circle Division IPalmetto Elementary School placed Third in Problem 5 Full Circle Division I.

2011 Regional Tournament

Congratulations to all teams that participated in our regional tournament on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Miami Springs Senior High School.

Regional Competition Results
Regional Competition Photos


Congratulations to our 2010 World Finalists

World Finals 2010Coral Reef Senior High School represented Florida and the Tropical Region in Discovered Treasures Division III at the 2010 World Finals in East Lansing Michigan.
Discovered Treasures results - 2010 World Finals
2010 World Finals Photos

2010 State Tournament

Congratulations to all teams that participated in the Florida State Finals tournament on April 10, 2010. Coral Reef Senior High School will be representing Florida and the Tropical Region at World Finals

State Tournament Results

2010 Tropical Region Tournament

Congratulations to all teams that participated in our regional tournament on February 20, 2010. Tournament photographs will be on the site soon.

Regional Competition Results


Florida at World Finals 2009

World Finals 2009 Florida teams participated in the 2009 World Finals Competition at Iowa State University May 27-30.

Florida at World Finals
World Finals 2009 - Florida Results
World Finals 2009 Photographs



Coral Reef Sr. High's Trek to Iowa

Coral Reef Sr. World Finals 2009The Trek continued for Coral Reef Senior High after State Finals this April. Following their first place win in Earth Trek Division III the the team journeyed to Iowa State University in May to compete at World Finals.

Coral Reef Sr. High World Finals 2009 ranking

The Miami HeraldThis May 2009 story in The Miami Herald by Kathleen McGrory describes the experience of a team from Coral Reef Senior High School as they developed their Long-Term problem solution and advanced to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.

Dade Teens Head to World Finals for Problem-Solving Competition (PDF copy)

2009 Competition Results

2009 State Finals Competition Results
State Finals 2009 Photographs

2009 Tropical Region Competition Results
Tropical Region 2009 Tournament Photos
Dade County Public Schools press release recognizing 2009 regional tournament winners.


Event photographs

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