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Seventh graders in flamingo hats pose with their trophy after winning third place in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.
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Corbett Prep seventh graders turned the story of inventor Elisha Gray into an original steampunk musical that won their team international honors last month.

The Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team competed at World Finals at Iowa State University on Memorial Day weekend, bringing home a third-place trophy in the classics problem category. The accomplishment wrapped up an outstanding season for Corbett Prep’s OM program, just four years old.

Corbett Prep hosted five OM teams this school year in elementary and middle school. Four of those teams were eligible for competition and all placed in the top 5 in their divisions at the state contest, with the seventh-grade team moving on to Worlds.

Odyssey of the Mind offers a series of open-ended problems for students to tackle, working in teams to develop solutions that they present to judges in creative ways. During competitions, teams also apply their quick thinking to solve a spontaneous problem.

Benefits of OM

The OM process empowers students to think independently, make decisions as a team, support one another and follow through on their plans. Parent coaches are present to supervise, but the ideas, decision-making and execution all comes from the kids. If the team needs a set for a performance, the students must figure out how to build a set and what to use. If they need costumes, team members sew or construct them. An adult can show students how to use construction tools, but the students have to independently design, build and revise their vehicles and structures.

The student-driven approach provides a great opportunity for team members to tap into their own talents, whether they are technical wizards, engineering geniuses or star actors. Corbett Prep’s seventh grade team even wrote and sang original compositions for their historical musical. It’s a true STEAM experience with solutions often touching on each area of the educational approach – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

Read more about how Odyssey of the Mind helps students develop as creative thinkers in the May 2022 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.
 

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Seventh graders in flamingo hats pose with their trophy after winning third place in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.
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Corbett Prep's Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team competed at World Finals at Iowa State University in May, bringing home a third-place trophy, an accomplishment that wrapped up an outstanding season for the school's young OM program.

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Cris Ferrone helps a student on his laptop in a classroom.
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The Student Success Department, which formed in Fall 2021, highlights the value that Corbett Prep places on the uniqueness of every learner. It brings together the many sources of support Corbett Prep offers while adding new programs that benefit all students.

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Students dressed in black pose together in the courtyard of Blake High School after the district Thespian competition.
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Thespian Troupe 88622 wrapped up a busy competition season of mainstage theatre, one-act plays and individual events that challenged Middle School students to express themselves creatively, support one another as a team and demonstrate maturity and responsibility on and off stage.

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Corbett Prep Hosts Admissions Open Houses
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Families looking for a private, independent school are invited to experience the Corbett Prep campus for themselves at Admissions Open Houses or on personal tours.

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Dr. Swarzman Awarded State “Teacher’s Teacher” Recognition
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The Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) honored Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman with the 2021 Edgar McCleary Service Award, a special recognition for a “teacher’s teacher” who has given generously of his or her time to further the mission of FCIS schools.

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