The North State Shasta Odyssey of the Mind program has been serving the students of Northern California for many years. We are a large region of some of California's most beautiful mountains, lakes, forests, and rivers. Our region incorporates Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Sierra, and Colusa Counties. Over the years, North State Shasta kids have presented their dynamic and creative solutions at the regional and state tournaments. Several teams have even gone on to the World Finals!


As of July 2021 the North State Shasta region of NorCal Odyssey of the Mind will be without a Regional Director. In order for our region to have local (in Redding) events such as the Regional Tournament, Spont Day, and Coach & Judge training workshops, new leadership will need to be found by late summer/early fall. 

Without new leadership our local teams, coaches, and judges will most likely have to travel to Sacramento to participate. Anyone interested in more information on the role and duties of the Regional Director can contact Juliet Malik at nssrd2@norcalodyssey.org or Diedre Girod at norcaldirector@norcalodyssey.org

North State Shasta Gallery of Teams


What is Odyssey of the Mind?

OotM 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. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

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Regional Director

Julie Malik


How to support NSS OotM

Apply your Holiday WOW points to our organization! 

At the register let the cashier know you'd like to donate your WOW points (in increments of 1000) to North State Shasta Odyssey of the Mind (#209). We will receive gift cards that we can use to provide food and beverages for our numerous volunteers. Don't have 1000 pts? No problem, you can donate with money at the register as well. We wholeheartedly thank you for your support!