I volunteered today (note to self: bring padded seat cushion next year) as a style judge for Odyssey of the Mind, which 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.
I was assigned to the Classics - Discovered Treasures - Division 1 (elementary school age)
Students had to present a past discovery and a discovery that could happen in the future.
Here is what I found about what the future holds for these amazing students
a few who will be auditioning for American Idol
a few who will be nominated for Oscars
a few budding artists
and all concern with the environment.
On a lighter note - Some of my fashion favorites were a hairdo from the future - a very high sort of beehive do - the student used a 2-liter bottle and somehow wrapped her long hair up around it. Another was a pillowcase skirt - decorated with printed stamp art and ribbon looped into holes for a tie - I wanted one!
On a deeper note - If you are concerned about the future - don't be - the world's future looks bright as these students are.
And so I'll leave you with a quote from the other Odyssey- that is 2001: A Space Odyssey
I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do. - HAL