Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

May 29, 2014

Team appreciates community support

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— — On behalf of the Montcalm High School Odyssey of the Mind team, I would like to thank the Bluefield Daily Telegraph and WVVA news for getting the story of our trip to the World Finals out to the public. As a result, we have the funds necessary to fully cover our trip expenses. The team is excited and very busy making last-minute preparations before flying out from Charlotte on May 28.

The team would like to thank the community for their incredible response to our request for donations. So many companies, organizations and individuals have generously supported our fundraisers and donated money. We have received letters and phone calls from supporters expressing their hope that we would be able to make the trip to Iowa.

I believe the community response has been as valuable an experience to my students as their adventure at the World Finals will be. They have experienced firsthand the unusual generosity and loyalty to each other that characterizes the people of our area. They will wear their West Virginia team shirts proudly while in Iowa; that I am sure of.

Brenda Harshbarger


MHS Odyssey of the Mind Coach