The Pennington School students won first place in the regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament.

Both Odyssey of the Mind teams from The Pennington School placed first in their respective categories during New Jersey’s recent Odyssey of the Mind Coastal Plains Regional tournament.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college, according to the New Jersey chapter of Odyssey of the Mind’s website. Team members work together to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.

The Pennington School took home first place in the Triathlon Travels Division II and the Emoji, Speak for Yourself Divison II categories.

The top two places in each problem and division advance to the state finals, traditionally held in April. Following that, the top two places from each problem and division advance to the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. For more information, visit

The Pennington School is an independent coeducational school for students in grades 6 through 12, in both day and boarding programs.

The following Pennington students hailing from Mercer County participated in the the Odyssey of the Mind program: Miami Celentana, of Ewing; Daisy Hutnik, of Hopewell; Ariana Colner, Olivia Meyerson, Samantha Lambdin, and Mason Meyerson of Lawrence; Lucinda Harding, Merrick Liu, Mateo Lopez-Castro, Elliot Overhiser, Nikolas Chase, Gracen Ward, and Stevenson Sanderson-Bowden of Pennington; and Jonathan Eaton, of Princeton.