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Odyssey of the Mind!

Well we did it!  The 5th grade team from Grand Blanc City School is moving on to the World Final Competition in May.  We are so excited for them……they have worked so hard!  We spent most of the weekend at the State Competition that was held near Grand Rapids.  The kids did not do as well as we thought on their spontaneous problem so our scores alone did not get us first or second place.  BUT they received the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award.  This award “represents the essence of the Odyssey of the Mind. It is presented to teams or individuals who exhibit exceptional creativity, either through some aspect of their problem solution, or an extraordinary idea beyond the problem solution. A successful problem solution is not a criterion for winning the award; rather, the award is a way to acknowledge and encourage creative thinking and risk-taking.”  So surprised and blown away with this……..BRING ON WORLD COMPETITION!!!!



I had a bit of free time on Saturday between the performance and the awards so of course I headed out to explore a few breweries downtown!  My first stop was Hop Cat where I sampled their special coffee and chocolate brew-YUMMY.

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Last stop was Grand Rapids Brewing Company for a BEER FLOAT…..that was a new and super tasty dessert.  Loved it!

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