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Future Problem Solving Competition Crowns Winners

After weeks of intense challenges, the Future Problem Solving District Competition has concluded, and the victors have been declared. From January 17 - February 5, the Brevard County School District office hosted the Future Problem Solving competition. Future Problem Solving (FPS) is a renowned program that teaches students a six-step problem-solving process for real-world challenges, enhancing decision-making, critical and creative thinking skills.

 

The teams competed in the Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) category, focusing on Antarctica's sustainable utilization while preserving it for the global population's benefit. The teams explored Antarctica, addressing a hypothetical scenario set 20–30 years ahead using FPS's problem-solving process. Their efforts produced detailed Action Plans, presented through captivating team skits. This was a District-level competition with multiple teams advancing to the State Championship.

 

Below is a list of the award winners (Note: Some schools had multiple teams participate):

 

Junior Award Winners: Elementary School

Day 1 Presentation of Action Plan:

  • 1st Place: Freedom 7 Elementary Team E

  • 2nd Place: Freedom 7 Elementary Team A

  • 3rd Place: Freedom 7 Elementary Team G

  • 4th Place: Freedom 7 Elementary Team F

  • 5th Place: Freedom 7 Elementary Team B

  • 6th Place: Sherwood Elementary Team C

Day 2 Presentation of Action Plan:

  • 1st Place: West Melbourne School for Science Team D

  • 2nd Place: Andersen Elementary Team E

  • 3rd Place: Holland  Elementary Team C

  • 4th Place: Andersen Elementary Team C

  • 5th Place: West Melbourne School for Science Team C

  • 6th Place: Palm Bay Elementary Team A

GIPS Individual:

  • 1st Place: Lily, West Melbourne School for Science

  • 2nd Place: Rania, West Melbourne School for Science

  • 3rd Place: Aadhira, Freedom 7 Elementary

GIPS Team:

  • 1st Place: West Melbourne School for Science, Team B

  • 2nd Place: Andersen Elementary, Team A

  • 3rd Place: Andersen Elementary, Team C

  • 4th Place: Sherwood Elementary, Team A

  • 5th Place: West Melbourne School for Science, Team A

  • 6th Place: Holland Elementary, Team C

Schools Invited to State Championship:

  • West Melbourne School for Science

  • Andersen Elementary

  • Sherwood Elementary

  • Holland Elementary

  • Palm Bay Elementary

  • Ocean Breeze Elementary

  • Freedom 7 Elementary

  • Christa McAuliffe Elementary

 

Middle Award Winners: Middle School

Skit Winners:

  • 1st Place: West Shore Jr./Sr. High Team B

  • 2nd Place: Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Team A

  • 3rd Place: West Shore Jr./Sr. High Team C

  • 4th Place: Edgewood Jr./Sr. High Team A

  • 5th Place: West Shore Jr./Sr. High Team A

  • 6th Place: Edgewood Jr./Sr. High Team B

Middle Individual:

  • 1st Place: Rahaa, West Shore Jr./Sr. High

  • 2nd Place: Aneeqa, West Shore Jr./Sr. High

  • 3rd Place: Tanya, West Shore Jr./Sr. High

GIPS Team:

  • 1st Place: West Shore Jr./Sr. High School, Team C

  • 2nd Place: West Shore Jr./Sr. High School, Team A

  • 3rd Place: West Shore Jr./Sr. High School, Team E

Schools Invited to State Championship:

  • West Shore Jr./Sr. High

  • Andersen Elementary/Rockledge

  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

 

Senior Award Winners: High School

Individual:

  • 1st Place: Ashvika, West Shore Jr./Sr. High

  • 2nd Place: Nicholas, West Shore Jr./Sr. High

GIPS Team:

  • 1st Place: Edgewood Jr./Sr. High

  • 2nd Place: Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

  • 3rd Place: West Shore Jr./Sr. High

Schools Invited to State Championship:

  • Edgewood Jr./Sr. High

  • West Shore Jr./Sr. High

  • R.L. Stevenson Alumni

  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

 

Posted 2.9.24