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Odyssey of the Mind gives students a mental workout

Odyssey of the Mind gives students a mental workout

OVIEDO — A villainous grandmother is caught sabotaging a fashion show by plopping a live bird on one contestant's head, shredding the outfit of another with huge scissors and exposing a third as a half-octopus. The scene, an entry in a quirky competition called Odyssey of the Mind, was concocted by a team of high-school freshmen sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oviedo. It is one of six Central Florida teams that will be among 800 from across the globe competing this month in the world finals of the international contest often called "sports for the mind." And what a mental workout it is. The competition, open to students in kindergarten through college and judged by...

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