Area school students are harnessing their creativity to find innovative ways to solve problems. It's all part of an exercise called the “Odyssey of the Mind”. More than seven hundred students from 40 area schools competed in the Northeast Regional Competition Saturday at Pocono Mountain West High School. The competition encourages students to work as teams and use problem-solving skills to complete puzzles and projects. First and second place winners will now move on to the state finals which will be at Pocono Mountain West again in April.