December 6, 2022

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Masters Of Education

Kitty Hawk Elementary School team advances to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in Iowa

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Representing Kitty Hawk Elementary College (KHES) and the full northeastern North Carolina location are Wade Benton, Lily Casias, Holden Hudspeth, Lars Lang, Joe LoCicero, Kaitlyn Schwartzenberg, and Quinn Wisecarver. [Submitted]

The unbelievable journey of Kitty Hawk Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Brain (OM™) team proceeds as they have state-of-the-art to participate in the OM World Finals at Iowa Point out College from Could 25-28.

The team, comprised of 7 fifth grade learners, placed in the top rated a few at the OM Regional Competitors on February 26 at To start with Flight Middle and Large Universities, and then followed up that spectacular general performance with third area honors at the Condition Competitors at Western Carolina College in Cullowhee, NC on April 2 to advance to the approaching Earth Finals in Ames, Iowa.


Representing Kitty Hawk Elementary University (KHES) and the overall northeastern North Carolina region are Wade Benton, Lily Casias, Holden Hudspeth, Lars Lang, Joe LoCicero, Kaitlyn Schwartzenberg, and Quinn Wisecarver. Coaches for the crew are Elizabeth Hudspeth, Cindy Benton, Jennifer Casias, and Felisha Lang.

Odyssey of the Thoughts competitions train learners how to acquire and use their pure creativeness to turn out to be challenge-solvers. For the 2022 competitiveness, groups established performances about a youthful individual savoring a frequent lifetime in our world until eventually a person working day, they wake up to uncover they by some means ended up transported into a circus globe. In their answers, teams combine original people, as perfectly as phase and drama things, including lights outcomes, puppetry, and elaborate established alterations. To study additional about this KHES OM crew and its journey to the OM World Finals, visit

“Our group has labored incredibly tough to get to this place,” said Elizabeth Hudspeth, lead coach of the KHES squad. “Since October, the students have arrive alongside one another several situations every single week following university to prepare for this opposition and have a accurate appreciation of what it has taken to get to the World Finals – teamwork, determination, commitment, and a optimistic outlook. It is an remarkable honor and working experience for them to represent their university, the coastal North Carolina location, and entire point out at the best degree in Iowa.”


Assist Get the Crew to Iowa!
To enable offset the major transportation, lodging, and foods costs, as nicely as levels of competition entry service fees, the group is asking the area neighborhood to take into account supporting their endeavours via numerous fundraising initiatives. For entire specifics, see down below and take a look at

Financial DONATIONS:
On lineMemberHub (by means of KHES PTA) |  Venmo (@khesodysseyofthemind)

Checks – Be sure to make checks payable to ‘Dare County Arts Council’ and involve ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ on the memo line. Mail checks to: Dare County Arts Council, P.O. Box 2300, Manteo, NC 27954

Scarborough Faire Buying Village Fundraiser
Wednesday, May well 4 (5pm-8pm) – 1177 Duck Street, Duck, NC
This spouse and children-welcoming advantage hosted in Scarborough Faire’s tree-lined courtyard will aspect wine and light-weight bites from Vine & Board, music, a silent auction and raffle, and more.

Pigman’s Bar-B-Que Fundraiser
Monday, Might 16
(11am-9pm) – 1606 S. Croatan Hwy, Destroy Devil Hills, NC
Celebrate National BBQ Day at Pigman’s, with a portion of all sales that working day benefitting the KHES OM group!

Stack ‘em High Pancake Supper Fundraiser
Thursday, Could 19 (5:30pm-7:30pm) – 3801 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC
Purchase a $10 ticket for a mouth watering Pancake Supper at the Kitty Hawk place. Income or look at only. Call 917-418-9151 for more specifics.