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Glebe Elementary School’s teams had strong finishes in the recent Odyssey of the Mind World Finals competition at Michigan State University, with one of Glebe’s all-girl fifth-grade teams taking fourth place in the world in the “technical” engineering problem #2 competition for elementary-school-aged students.

Zella Mantler, Audrey Ferguson, Kaitlyn Nowinski, Maddie Brown, Nora Johnson, Katie Martin and Buse Arici competed on the team.

A second all-girl fifth-grade team from Glebe had a strong finish of 21st place in the “classics” problem division, which included  74 teams from all over the world. The Glebe students had to re-interpret Leonardo da Vinci artworks and inventions in an original and humorous theatrical piece.

Kaitlin Madison, Audrey Brown, Grace Christensen, Emily Buckwalter, Annika Matsko, Helen Maag and Molly Ryan competed on the team.

Arlington Public Schools also had a third team to attend World Finals this year. The team from Long Branch Elementary School placed 29th in the vehicle-engineering problem.

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