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Future Problem Solvers Earn Top Awards at State Bowl Competition

On March 17-18, eight Clarkston Future Problem Solving teams participated in the State Bowl Competition at MSU and came home with top awards! The Michigan Future Problem Solving Program (MFPSP) provides creative problem solving activities for students grades K-12. Spanning a variety of disciplines and content areas, MFPSP consistently demonstrates its validity in education as an integral part of a school's curriculum or as an academic extracurricular activity. The skills obtained by MFPSP students will last a lifetime and will help them in their academic and professional careers. Leadership, creativity, team work, time management, ingenuity, research skills, friendly competition, academic success, futuristic thinking and more.

At the State Bowl, problem solvers worked on various global topics and applied creative problem solving knowledge to address a charge.

Congratulations to the following Clarkston Future Problem Solvers:

  • CHS student Heather Burrum - Second place Senior Scenario Writing, advances to the International Competition
  • CJHS students Abby Kurniawan, Morgan Sell, Olivia Torres, and Sophia Walker - First Place Middle Division Skits
  • SMS students Lily Kurmaniak, Annie Lemieux, Courtney Cotter, Owen Guzal - Second place Middle Division Booklet Writing and second place skit.
  • SMS students Claire Walker, Luke Jeung, Mackenzie Quinlan, Caralyn Haas - Semi-Finalists in the Junior Division
  • Coaches Sue Banworth and Kristine Butcher

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