Jennie Rogers Elementary School's team of six students won first place while Bate Middle School's team of five won second place in state Odyssey of the Mind competition, qualifying them to compete for the world championship in their age divisions May 29-June 1 at the University of Maryland.
The 11 students and their teachers and chaperones will travel to College Park in May.
Requirements for the competition range from creating works of art that come alive to riding team-made vehicles and recycling trash into new products. Teams are scored for originality and innovation, so each solution is vastly different.
Both Danville teams chose the problem called Featured Creature that requires them to create and present an original performance about mythological creatures. They must choose a mythological creature from a list and make the audience aware of its characteristics. They also create their own "mythological" creature and present a legend that includes that creature and its unique physical characteristics and special power. The performance includes a stage set that changes. All of the set and costume design and preparation is done by students.