AFD Sponsors Three Local Odyssey of the Mind Teams
Advanced Family Dentistry is proud to be the sponsor of not one, but three local teams in our area’s Odyssey of the Mind challenges. The three teams are from Meadowland Elementary School in Sterling, VA. In addition, we are pleased to announce that one of the Meadowland teams even came in third place in the regional competition held at Briar Woods High School on March 16, 2019.
“Giving back to our community where we and our own children live and work is so important to everyone here at Advanced Family Dentistry,” said Dr. Sonny Kim, DMD. “By supporting the local Odyssey of the Mind teams, we are able to help build team spirit and encourage learning in our area students.”
Odyssey of the Mind is a worldwide program designed to promote brainstorming in school-aged children. Students meet after school in small teams to come up with a creative solution to a problem. Then they make their solution a reality by building and creating it. Their solutions are presented in a local tournament where winners are chosen. It’s a great way to get students interested in STEM.
The students meet weekly throughout the Fall and Winter to work on their chosen projects. Local tournaments are held in various regions of the state in the late Winter and Spring. The 2019 Virginia State Tournament was held April 6th at Manassas Park High School. The Odyssey World Finals will take place May 22-25, 2019 at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Unfortunately, only the 1st and 2nd place teams get to advance. Maybe next year for our Meadowland teams!
Reston-Based Family Dentist: Advanced Family Dentistry
The doctors and staff at Advanced Family Dentistry believe that ongoing knowledge and continued education is so important to providing the best dental health care to you and your family. That’s why we belong to so many professional organizations and undergo continual training on the latest techniques in dental care. That’s also why we think it’s important to help build the minds of our local students through learning experiences like Odyssey of the Mind. It’s just one of the ways we give back.
When it comes to community services, think local. And support your local schools to help enrich the lives of our area youth.
For the highest quality dental services for your entire family, contact Advanced Family Dentistry. Make us your local Reston-based dental practice.