Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is an extracurricular activity that Darul Arqam began participating in under the direction of Sr. Lavern Muslim Chance. It is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from Kindergarten through College.
Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.
March 17th: Two teams from Darul Arqam School competed at the Odyssey of the Mind Liberty Regional Tournament and came back with a plaque for first place and a trophy for third place.
The Odyssey coaches put in a lot of effort over the past two months to prepare the teams for this competition and to achieve such success.
The wonderful coaches deserve a "takbir" for their great efforts: Sr. Safaa Abouel Kassem, Sr. Saima Youseff, Sr. Samantha Sanchez. Also, Jamillah McMillan and Sarah Elbeleity (our responsible juniors).
Also, thank you to all our dedicated parents who have been an integral part of the success: Kuraat Ul Ein Azeem, Asmaa Shikoh, Uzma Khan, Oxmara Mohamed and Mai Hassan.