This was a return trip for these students, who also went to the Worlds Finals two years ago as fifth-graders.
Coached by Pennsbury parent Krista Oleynick, the team placed second place at OM Regionals and States to qualify them for Worlds.
The Pennwood team’s long-term problem was entitled “Leonardo’s Workshop” and revolved around the creative process of 15th century inventor Leonardo da Vinci.
OM is an international creative problem-solving competition held every year that challenges the minds of students K-12.
Students pick one of five problems that combine elements of STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) in a performance they create.
The Worlds competition this year celebrated the 40th anniversary of OM and had 899 teams compete from all over the World.
In addition to competing in their long-term problem and a spontaneous problem, the Pennwood team also did lots of pin trading and witnessed a ton of creativity!
PHOTO CAP: From left, Pennwood seventh graders Sophie Oleynick, Megan Oleynick, Harshavi Birla, Caylee VanVeen, Daniel Kim, Dominic Gentile and Mile Cabral (who attends Bucks Learning Cooperative).