Two Odyssey of the Mind teams from Bailey Elementary School have advanced to the state finals after placing in the regional competition on Feb. 23 in Swansboro. Five teams represented the school overall, with two receiving first-place and state bids for continuing competition and one team placing third. In addition, two teams were recognized with Omer Awards that recognize those individuals, coaches, team members, parents, officials and others who, during a tournament, serve as exemplary examples or role models through their actions or words. This award is also given to team members who exhibit exceptional skill and talent. Each recipient of this award receives a special medal.