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El Dorado students shine in Odyssey of the Mind competition

A team of five students from El Dorado Middle School in Concord was among the top five finishers in the statewide "Odyssey of the Mind" competition March 27 in Brentwood.

Out of 19 teams, the students tied for fourth place with Redding School of the Arts in Redding. The El Dorado team members were Samantha Bergum, Kimberly Dell, Christina Stach, Jocelyn Walters and Curtis Stofer.

First place honors in the statewide competition went to Mountain View Middle School in Turlock, followed by Earhart Middle School of Riverside with second place and Magnolia School team of Grass Valley in third place.

The annual competition showcases students' creative problem-solving skills. Competitors are asked to work through predefined problems in creative ways, which could include building a human-powered machine to composing and enacting an original skit.

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