By Kelli Gile
Diamond Bar – Evergreen Elementary students clinched 2nd place in the United States and 5th place in the world during the Odyssey of the Mind world finals held at Iowa State University.
The team won a regional contest in February, then swept the state championship in April to secure a spot at the finals.
Students built and designed a 14.9-gram structure made of balsa wood and glue that held 900 pounds.
Over 10,000 people and 830 teams from around the world competed in the 37th annual international championship that emphasizes creativity and teamwork.
Students competed among teams from the United States, China, Poland, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada, Indonesia, and North Korea.
Congratulations to students Ianna Lin, Annie Chen, Alexander Kuo, Alex Teng, Carrie Chen, William Qian, and Alexander Dollar.
“It’s an amazing achievement for these creative thinkers and problem solvers!” said Principal Carolyn Wills.