Tucson Unified is represented at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University by five teams from Magee Middle School and one team from Sabino High School. The Sabino team includes several students from Magee as well. In the style of the Olympics, the Odyssey opening includes team members from all participating states and countries.
At the world finals, over 20,000 students and supporters from around the world, including teams from Canada, China, South Korea, India, Japan, Russia, Poland, Germany, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland, Italy, and Mexico, came to show their creative solutions to problems.
The teams' solutions are judged on creativity and risk-taking. Because the problems provide for a wide range of solutions, students incorporate their knowledge and interests such as math, history, art, music, science, acrobatics, athletics, robotics, and more.