Baker Odyssey team heading to world competition May 22

baker odyssey of the mind trophy

Baker School’s Odyssey of the Mind team gathers for a team picture with its trophy, which members won last week in the state competition. From left are Eileen Brown, Jaclyn Tipton, Nastya Bateyeba, Coach Fiona Lukas and Elizabeth Lukas. Kneeling and holding the trophy, from left, are Kayleigh Patterson and Daniel Thornton. The team will be the first in Baker School's history to compete in the OM World finals next month in Michigan.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 13:56 PM.

BAKER — For the first time in Baker School’s history, an Odyssey of the Mind team will compete against the world.

The OM team, coached by Fiona Lukas, returned to Baker on Monday following a state competition in Orlando, where Baker won second place in its category.

The team will compete against several countries’ teams in the OM World Finals competition, May 22-25 at Michigan State University.

Fifteen countries, including Mexico, Canada, Germany, China and Canada, usually participate in the event, according to an OM spokesperson.

Coach Fiona Lukas put the achievement in perspective.

"We will not only be representing Baker School, Okaloosa County ... of course Florida, but also the United States!" she said in an email.

Baker’s team members are already excited.



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