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April 27, 2004

Americus-- Ever seen a Monet painting made of crayon pieces, or maybe a fireplace built with saltine crackers?

It's that kind of creativity that earned some South Georgia students a state-wide honor. 

Sumter County Middle School students are performing a play they wrote and produced for "Odyssey of the Mind".

"Odyssey of the Mind" is a program for gifted children encouraging imagination.

The students took second place in the state competition earlier this month, earning a ticket to the world championships.  8th Grader Andrew Willard says, "I expect we will do really good. The team last year got 25th and I am hoping we can get better than that maybe even in the top 10."

This year's theme was "Fantastic Art." The students wrote a play about missing works of art and reproduced famous paintings for the set using shredded umbrellas and crayon bits.

The World Competition is at the University of Maryland May 29th.

Posted at 4:15 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com