Sonoma County fourth graders headed to Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

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Fueled by Capri Sun, six exuberant Santa Rosa fourth graders spent weekends preparing for the Odyssey of the Mind competitions in an elementary school multipurpose room and a garage filled with holiday decorations.

Painting signs, sewing fabric and taping each other inside cardboard boxes were all part of the creative process, they said.

And it turns out that all the sports practices, theater rehearsals, dance classes and weekend sacrifices were worth it. The group from Santa Rosa’s Hidden Valley Elementary School is headed to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University beginning Wednesday.

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