The Poston Butte team took first place in Community Problem Solving and in Skit Performance. Team members include: Ileyah Hoeck - 9th grade, Kiana Shirley - 10th grade, Shilo Sievers - 10th grade, Delia Brown - 10th grade, and Phenix Smith - 10th grade.
In the Individual Competition, freshman Michelle Hessler earned top honors in Future Scenario Writing. In this event, competitors develop original short stories that are evaluated for creative and futuristic thinking. Hessler submitted a piece on the topic of coral reefs called All in the Name of Coral.
The Future Problem Solving Program (FPS) was founded in 1974 by the late Dr. E. Paul Torrance. FPS has developed into an international educational program that emphasizes critical, analytical and creative thinking skills for students of all ages. One of the primary goals of FPS is to assist young people in developing the skills necessary to identify challenges and develop positive solutions for those problems. Students apply these skills to some of the most important issues that face the world today and will continue to in the future. FPS materials are designed to teach students how to think, not what to think.
Team Members Phenix Smith,10th grade; Kiana Shirley, 10th grade; Delia Brown, 10th grade; Shilo Sievers, 10th grade; Illeyah Hoeck, 9th grade