Sixth-Graders Took First Place at Odyssey of the Mind Tournament & Heading to States

(West Palm Beach, FL) –  The King’s Academy Odyssey of the Mind team won the regional tournament this past weekend held at Suncoast Community High School.

Odyssey of The Mind is the world’s largest creative problem solving competition for children. The team, comprised of sixth-graders Julian Bonilla (6th grader), Kala Nores, Ella Rodila and Max Toledo, took first place in Division II for “Ready, Set, Balsa, Build!”, qualifying them for States.

The state competition will take place at the University of Central Florida on Saturday, April 8th. More than 225 teams will compete.

“It is a privilege to coach such a creative, hard-working, and talented team and I commend the parents for supporting their child’s efforts and participating on Saturday at the regional tournament,” said Team Coach and TKA Elementary Teacher Mrs. Lisa Anderson.


The King’s Academy is a National Blue Ribbon, Christian school serving more than 1,400 students from preschool through 12th grade, and is accredited by AdvancEd, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Association of Christian Schools International, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The King’s Academy serves students and their families across Palm Beach County, Florida, at its campus at Belvedere Rd. and Sansbury’s Way in West Palm Beach and its satellite preschool campuses in Boynton Beach, Greenacres, Loxahatchee/Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, and Royal Palm Beach. More information about The King’s Academy is available at