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Old Dogs, New Tricks

From: Salt Institute for Documentary Studies
Length: 07:09

Meet "The Pioneers", the first senior citizen group to participate in Odyssey of the Mind.

Default-piece-image-1 The clock is ticking. They've got seven minutes. The highest score wins. Competition is tough at World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind. And this year one team will stand out from the rest. Megan Martin produces.

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The clock is ticking. They've got seven minutes. The highest score wins. Competition is tough at World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind. And this year one team will stand out from the rest. Megan Martin produces.

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Review of Old Dogs, New Tricks

Megan Martin's inspirational story will make you think twice about the U.S.'s propensity toward youth worship. The senior citizens she follows to the Odyssey of the Mind world championships are engaging, funny, whip-smart, and, as their state-level judges noted, "spunky." An interesting piece about a remarkable group of people.

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Review of Old Dogs, New Tricks

Who can keep from smiling when hearing the laughter and energy in the voices of this inspiring group of senior citizens? When a group of seniors (not the high school or college kind) enter the Odyssey of the Mind competition as the first adult group ever, they change all the rules. As one of them says, "The moment you take your last breath is the time you can stop growing." An educational newsworthy spark of a piece.

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Review of Old Dogs, New Tricks

A light-hearted piece that's gripping and motivating. 'The Pioneers' didn't let a simple thing like age get in their way of keeping fresh , and keeping healthy competition alive. They educate themselves and, as a result of their enthusiasm, others to challenge their minds with unconventional methods. Good educational program.

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