FAIRFIELD — Elementary school students turned out in colorful costumes, in matching t-shirts and toting an Eiffel Tower replica more than half their height April 6 to receive praise for their finishes in a statewide, creative problem-solving competition.

Multiple town elementary schools received honors in the 2017 state championships of Odyssey of the Mind. Among them, McKinley and Roger Sherman elementary school teams tied for first in their division and qualified for the Odyssey of the Mind world championship in Michigan next month.

The Board of Education honored four teams April 6 at their regular meeting.

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