Future Problem Solvers Advance to International Competition
Early ISD sent 42 students to the Texas Future Problem Solving State Bowl held in San Marcos on April 16, and six of these students will advance to International competition in June.
The Future Problem Solving (FPS) Program helps to develop the ability of young people globally to design and promote positive futures through problem solving using critical and creative thinking. FPS stimulates critical and creative thinking skills, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares students for leadership roles. Future Problem Solving Program International engages students in creative problem solving within the curriculum and provides competitive opportunities involving thousands of students annually from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States. To learn more about FPS, visit www.fpspi.org.
Nineteen EHS students and 23 EMS students competed at the Texas State Bowl in Global Issues Problem Solving on the topic of The Global Workplace. Competition levels are divided into Junior (4th-6th grades), Middle (7th-9th grades), and Senior (10th-12th grades). Students who received awards at the State Bowl include:
-Korbin Barr, Mikaela Johnson, Mya Johnson, Cooper Neel: Junior Team, Top 10
-Kate Yantis: Junior Individual, 2nd place
-Alaine Cooney, Cameron Hill, Emily Jillson, Ariel Lewis: Middle Team, 1st place and Most Futuristic Solution
-McKenna Towell: Senior Alternate, 3rd place
-Danielle Contreras: Senior Individual, 2nd place
The team of Alaine Cooney, Cameron Hill, Emily Jillson and Ariel Lewis, and individuals Kate Yantis and Danielle Contreras will compete at the International FPS Conference at Michigan State University in June.
The Early Middle School students who competed in the Texas FPS State Bowl include Korbin Barr, Jubilee Bass, Jaci Bleth, Megan Bynum, Rae Bynum, Aaron Callaway, Sailor Chrane, Vance-Cady Gordon, Madison Green, Brent Grooms, Ryan Hill, Bo Hunter, Mikaela Johnson, Mya Johnson, Erin Kayga, Morgan Kent, Nate Martin, Cooper Neel, Hanna Pittman, Dowton Taylor, Cale Wade, Kate Yantis, and Christopher Zondag. Their coach is Diann Biddle.
The Early High School students who competed in the Texas FPS State Bowl include Mark Benton, Devyn Burns, Peyton Carey, Johnny Club, Danie Contreras, Alaine Cooney, Alex Dobson, Abby Elliot, Tara Glasscock, Cameron Hill, Emily Jillson, Ariel Lewis, Bri Mason, Christian Mills, Jonathan Morales, Sydney Neel, Connor Robnett, Jaden Satterlee, and McKenna Towell. Their coach is Peggy Morales.
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