Magee Middle School sends five teams to the Odyssey of the Mind finals

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Magee Middle School on Tucson's east side is the only school in the state sending five teams to the Odyssey of the Mind world finals.

It's an international educational program challenging students to creative problem solving.

Monday they hosted an exhibition to show off some of their creativity.

"The kids are really excited.  This is the first time we've ever taken five teams to world and the first time we've ever had a structure team win Arizona State Championship to be able to place a world competition," said Coach Marjorie Letson.

Some of the projects include cars powered entirely by mousetraps, and tiny structures holding hundreds of pounds.