MOUNT CARMEL - A team from Mount Carmel Area High School will leave Tuesday morning for Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, to compete in the 35th edition of the Odyssey of the Mind world finals.

This is the fifth consecutive year a team from Mount Carmel Area will be attending, which is a school record, and a pretty remarkable feat for the program. The school record for placing is sixth, set in 2010.

The team thanks the following sponsors for supporting their trip.

Mount Carmel Area School District, Diane and David Rumbel, Mary Ellen Klebe, Helen Koschoff, Mount Carmel VFW.

Jim Kealy, UNB, West End Athletic Club, Varano's Insurance, Mount Carmel Bull Pen, Nolan's Lumber, Frank Morrison, Mrs. O'Brien.

Karen Hornberger, Hilltop Hydrographics, Mount Carmel Area Student Council, David Dallazial, Varano's Food Warehouse.

The Shop at Oak and Avenue, Virginia and Coach Carm DeFransesco, Diane Darrah, Tastefully Simple, Joseph Maximiek Dentistry, MCA Education Foundation, Frank and Mary Sawicki, Mayor Phillip "Bing" and Florida Cimino.

Mount Carmel OIP, Fox Coal, Pat Galazin, Frank Zaleski, state Rep. Kurt Masser, State Farm Darla Fausey Agency, Clover Hose Company.

Academy Sports Center, Isabel Amarose, Dr. Dwight Davis, Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus, Star Physical Therapy, Hollywood Pizza.

The News Item, Sunbury Motors, Heather Matucci, FNB Bank, Notary Shop, Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge, West End Automotive II, Frank and Mary Sawicki, The Shop, Mount Carmel Area Education Association and Brewser's SportsGrille.