Last month, two teams from Union High School, along with two students competing as individuals, participated in the State Future Problem Solving (FPS) competition held in Ames. With the topic identified as “The Global Workplace,” the competing teams and individual students were given two hours to use the six steps of problem solving to complete a 12-page written packet. Teams also performed a skit based on the packet’s content.
Two 9th grade teams competed on behalf of Union High School. Kody Crawford, Olivia Sash, Zeke Seuser, Hunter Stwalley and Alanna Hines (alternate) comprised one team, with Emma Alpers, Megan Carty, Tori Hadachek, Anna Smith and Jenna Steinlage (alternate) were the members of the second team.
Individual competitors included freshman Madison DeWitt and senior Keiara Faiferlick, who both placed second at the contest. Only the teams and individual students who placed first qualified to compete at the international contest which will be held on the campus of the University of Michigan in June.
Mrs. Vada Elliott coaches the middle school and high school students who participate in the Future Problem Solving program.