Dallin Lee, a fourteen-year-old resident of Allen, and his team, No Brainers, have taken second place in their division at the Texas State Odyssey of the Mind competition. This accomplishment earned them a place at the World Finals at Michigan State University.
Over the course of several months, this dynamic group of teens worked together to find a solution to a long-term problem. The No Brainers’ solution involved writing an original play, as well as designing a robot to perform various tasks, such as kicking, eating, dancing, and playing drums. To comply with competition rules, every aspect of the project had to be imagined, designed, built, tested, and performed by the teens alone, with no adult assistance. In addition to the writing and design challenges, they are also presented with a mystery live challenge at each competition, testing their teamwork and problem-solving abilities, with no time for preparation.
Over 800 teams from around the world, representing the most ingenious student minds, will be competing at the world's largest creative problem solving competition. This North Texas team is excited to see their hard work pay off, and to represent Collin County at the World Finals in Michigan on May 24-27.
The team is holding various fundraising events to fund the trip to the World Finals. If you are interested in sponsoring the No Brainers, please contact their Team Coach, Heather Myers, at 817-821-1710 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online donations: https://www.youcaring.com/sailodysseyofthemindteam-800101.