Future Problem Solvers Advance to International Competition

Future Problem Solvers Advance to International Competition
Posted on 03/26/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Future Problem Solvers Advance to International CompetitionFour Future Problem Solving Program teams representing Forestview Middle School and Nisswa Elementary competed at the state competition with success.

The State Competition was held at Apollo High School on Saturday, March 24th and featured the top Future Problem Solving teams in grades 4 thru 12. Brainerd Schools were represented by three teams from Forestview Middle School and a team from Nisswa Elementary. The topic for the event was Cloud Storage. All teams earned top awards in the Junior Division, grades 4-6!

The sixth grade Forestview team of Scarlett Anderson, Vanessa Anderson, Keaton Lingenfelter, and Sam Simpson were the state champions for the third year in a row! They placed first in both the Global Issues Problem Solving Competition and the Presentation of Action Plan Performance Competition. As state champions, they will be representing MInnesota at the International Future Problem Solving Conference.

The Forestview team of Reese Glynn, Hannah Kurtzman, Lindsey Neifert, and Izaac Vanek placed second in both Global Issues Problem Solving and the Performance Competition. They also earned an invitation to International!

The Forestview team of Josh Anderson, Kieran Bihler, Drew Cline, and Chris Low placed third in the Presentation of Action Plan Competition.

Nisswa Elementary placed 4th in the Performance Competition, resulting in the Brainerd District FPS teams sweeping the top four places in the Performance Competition! The Nisswa team members are Callista Anderson, Owen Byrns, Ava Capelle, Fern French, Tristan Rollins, and Matt Simpson.

The International Future Problem Solving Competition will be held at University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, June 6-10. It is estimated that Future Problem Solving teams from over 20 countries from around the world will be participating in the International Conference. The teams will again be competing in both the Global Issues Problem Solving and Performance of Action Plan Competitions. The topic for the International Conference is Criminal Justice.

The teams are coached by community volunteer, Sheila Johnston. For more information contact sheilafjohnston@me.com.

You can learn more about Future Problem Solving at mnfpsp.org.
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