OotM Honored For 35 Years of Creativity

On January 28th the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly recognized Odyssey of the Mind with an offi cial resolution celebrating its 35th anniversary. Program Director Sammy Micklus, along with his family, accepted the resolution during an assembly meeting.

"We are especially proud to receive recognition from New Jersey since it is the state where Odyssey got its start. Wed also like to thank all of our associations and volunteers for helping to keep the program going strong over the years. We hope to bring creative-problem solving to students around the world for another 35 years and beyond," he said.

The resolution, signed by Senator Madden, Assemblyman Moriarty, and Assemblywoman Mosquera describes the Odyssey of the Mind program and commends its dedication to students of all ages. In part, it read:

"...Odyssey of the Mind stands as a beacon of the heights to which education can aspire and is an exceptional example of the success possible through innovative programs which challenges students..."
Dr. Sam speaking in 1988 at World Finals during Odyssey's tenth year

A World Finals structure team at World Finals in 1993. Both events were held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

Program Director Sammy Micklus accepting the New Jersey Resolution with his family, Katarina, William, and Cheryl Micklus. It was presented to them by Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera and Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (pictured right).