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Cochran Primary's OM Team Wins 10th Place at the World Finals

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May 31, 2022 | Awards & Celebrations

Students raise their hands at ISU after their win.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (MAY 31, 2022) — Cochran Primary School’s Odyssey of the Mind (OM) team won 10th place in the World Finals on Saturday at Iowa State University. 

The group qualified for the international round after receiving first place at the state competition in April with the problem “Life is a Circus!”

The team, coached by Amy Harpster and Kelly Campbell, includes: McKay CampbellAlexander FrankQuinn HamiltonHaddie HarpsterAddyson Harrison and Nate McClelland.

OM teams from WASD have been successful at the program's regional and state levels, having earned coveted spots at the World Final competitions for the last eight consecutive years. Last spring, two Curtin Intermediate School teams also placed among the top 10 in the world.

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


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