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May 7, 2007

Sumter County--  A group of problem-solving elementary kids will soon represent South Georgia in an international competition.

For the first time, Sumter County Elementary School will head to the Odyssey of the Mind World Championships. The program teaches students to solve technical problems as a team.

Seven students recently placed first at the State Competition in Columbus. They'll now head to Lansing, Michigan to compete against 800 other teams from around the world.

"It's pretty amazing. It's everybody's first time. We're kind of nervous but we're just ready to present and do our stuff," said 11-year-old Matthew Nelson.

Traveling to the international championship isn't cheap. The team needs to raise about $10,000.  If you'd like to help, you can make monetary donations to Sumter County Elementary School.  You can also call 229-924-7835.

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