MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Area School District, which has a history of success with the Odyssey of the Mind competition, hopes to keep the winning streak alive.

Three Mount Carmel Area teams have advanced to the state competition at Berwick Area School District April 12.

The winning regional teams include the team coached by Jesse Wagner and Andrew Yaracz which placed first in division three, problem two.

Also placing first, but in division two, was the team coached by Jamie Weissinger and Margaret Barnhardt, which competed in problem one. Coming in second in division three and also qualifying for states was the team coached by Chris Cunningham and Carissa Skavery which competed in problem five.

Seven Mount Carmel Area teams have advanced to the world finals since 2010, with one team holding the school record by finishing in sixth place in 2010. Teams that place first or second at states will then advance to the world finals at Iowa State University May 28 through May 31.

Coordinators for the MCA Odyssey of the Mind program are Aaron and Kelly Domanski.