Five Eastern Carolina Schools are headed to a world educational competition after winning the regional tournament.
The Odyssey of the Mind competition was recently held in Charlotte.
Odyssey of the Mind 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.
Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.
Teams from Eastern Carolina advancing to the world competition at Iowa State University May 28 - May 31 are Wallace Elementary School, Dixon Elementary in Holly Ridge, New Bridge Middle School in Jacksonville, First Flight Middle School and Kitty Hawk Elementary.