By GUY FLETCHER
Creativity - that's what Odyssey of the Mind is all about.
Students' ingenuity was on display Saturday, as teams from Washington County and beyond made robots, performed funny skits and built balsa wood structures strong enough to hold more than 100 pounds.
"We are basically trying to teach kids there is more than one answer to a problem. ...And OM does it in kind of a fun way," said Georgiana Keller, director of the Western Maryland Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament.
Forty-one teams from elementary, middle and high schools in Washington, Frederick, Allegany and Carroll counties competed in events as varied as "Can You Dig It?" where teams presented performances about archeology, and "Heroic Proportions," where the performances included characters with out-of-proportion physical features.