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Clarksville team heads to Odyssey of the Mind world finals

Clarksville team heads to Odyssey of the Mind world finals

Seven students from Clarksville Middle School will travel to Iowa later this month to compete in the world finals of the Odyssey of the Mind competition, which challenges kids to generate out-of-the-box solutions for solving problems.

The Clarksville-based team is new this year, and took on a problem to create a vehicle powered by any alternative to electricity, pedaling or rowing, that picks up discarded items and repurposes them for reuse. The students had to design and build the project without any outside or adult assistance while spending less than $145 for materials.

The team's design, which used stored energy in the form of springs, rubber bands and levers to propel the...

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