Odyssey at Pocono Mountain

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Malia Trainor, 11, of Tobyhanna lets a self-propelled vehicle loose during the Earth Trek portion of the Odyssey of the Mind competition at Pocono Mountain West High School in Pocono Summit on Saturday.  To purchase a print of this photo, go to www.PoconoRecord.com/photostore.

Hundreds of students from northeastern Pennsylvania visited Pocono Mountain West High School on Saturday to vie for honors in Odyssey of the Mind. It is an international problem-solving competition that tests creativity, mental stamina and teamwork. Moving on to the state competition in Williamsport are teams from Pocono Mountain West junior high and high schools, Notre Dame High School, Pocono Elementary Center and Swiftwater Intermediate School, as well as two teams from Coolbaugh Elementary Center. Eighty schools from Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties participated in the regional competition.