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Future Problem Solvers Advance to State

Future Problem Solvers Advance to State

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March 13, 2019 — The sixth-grade Future Problem Solving class worked hard through semester one to learn the six-step problem solving process. Their focus topics while learning the process were: Mission to Moon, Mars & Beyond, Drones and Food Waste. On Feb. 2, students competed at Regionals in St. Cloud to showcase what they've learned in an effort to qualify for the next step—the state competition!

Taking first-place overall and earning a spot at state was team 104 comprised of Rachel Jensen, Micah Epsky, Braeden Trundle and Jessica Hoernemann.  Taking third and earning another spot at the state level was team 102, whose members include Claire Rashleger, Tor Erdahl, Sylvi Kantola and Will Salvati. These two teams will compete against 49 other junior level teams from around the state to work for the next goal, which is an invitation to international competition.

In addition, Shelby Gorr competed as an individual and qualified for the state competition. Finally, two teams qualified for state as novice teams. This means that the judges saw potential in their work. They are invited to state to compete against 14 other novice teams. Earning a trip to state are Team 101, made up of Cole Drill, Stella Miner and Andrew Colestock, and Team 103, including Jagger Wittine, Keira Martin and Annemarie Johnson.

“Congratulations to all students who earned these honors after putting in so much work to prepare,” said advisor Jessica Lunski. The state competition will be held on Saturday, March 30, at Apollo High School in St. Cloud.