Elementary & Middle School | Odyssey of The Mind – 2nd-8th Grade

At P.K.Yonge, Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from 3rd through High school. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the

program.      Odyssey of the Mind – Eagles Media Center

Click here for video about Odyssey of the mind

Questions? Email agonzalez@pky.ufl.edu

Coordinator:  Michael Poole, mpoole@pky.ufl.edu

Assistants:  Angie Gonzalez,  agonzalez@pky.ufl.edu and Brian Moody, bmoody@pkyonge.ufl.edu

Please consider the following:

  • OM is a yearlong commitment 
    • Weekly meetings in the fall (Sept. – Dec.)
    • Twice weekly second semester (Jan. – May)


Competition Information:

All members must be able to compete at the competitions or the TEAM cannot compete.

Critical Dates

Critical Dates:

  • Saturday, February 24, 2024, Beachside High School, 8 am – 6 pm FULL DAY Competition in St. Augustine
  • Possible Workshops if interested- JAX area – for coaches only

For the teams that qualify:

  • Friday – Saturday State Competition Orlando, March 30, 2024 (Easter Weekend)- Top 3 Teams Qualify for Worlds 
  • Students/Sponsors may leave right after the competition bc of the holiday but Michael and Angie need to know ASAP

For the qualifying teams that qualify:

  •  May 21-24, 2024 Iowa State University – this is Memorial Day Weekend