WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (MAY 18, 2023) — The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) presented $8,701 to Curtin Intermediate School’s Odyssey of the Mind (OM) team, which heads to the World Finals at Michigan State University next week.
The education foundation was able to contribute a combination of donations designated for the team from those in the community, area businesses and its Annual Fund.
The Curtin team competed at the state competition in April, earning a second-place finish for “The Most Dramatic Problem Ever.” Coached by Amy Harpster and Kelly Campbell, the team is comprised of McKay Campbell, Hadley Diemer, Piper Fox, Alexander Frank, Haddie Harpster, Addyson Harrison and Charlie Vanaskie.
OM teams from WASD have been successful at the programs regional and state levels, having earned coveted spots at the World Final competitions for the last eight consecutive years. Last spring, Cochran Primary’s team placed 10th in international round.
Odyssey of the Mind is a competition that blends creativity, engineering and teamwork. It is 100 percent student-directed, with adult coaches acting as guides. For more information, or to review synopses of this year’s program problems, visit www.odysseyofthemind.com.
WASDEF is the recognized nonprofit affiliate of the school district. The education foundation facilitates charitable giving and permanent legacies based on individual areas of interest in educational innovation, the arts, athletics and scholarships. For more information on the foundation, or to make a gift, visit www.wasdeducationfoundation.org.