Westminster Christian students sweep Future Problem Solving competition

Pictured (l-r, back row) Mrs. Jodie Rivera, Andrew de Moya, David Delgado, Michael Ibar, Savannah Hodges, Jake Hodges, and Callie Hodges; (middle row) Alfonso Betancourt, Faith Shaw, Melissa Navarro, Carolina Gonzalez, Annie Perez, Sophia Gonzalez, Emilee Waltz, Alexia Arrizurieta, Katrina Solares, Lexy Wallery; (front row) Carli Ness, Nicholas Mora Solares, Victoria Suris, Rebekah Raffalski, Natalie Talarico, and Meghan Quirantes.

Westminster Christian School elementary and middle school students competed in the Future Problem Solving District Competition and came away with the top prizes in each category and division.

In the Middle Division, grades 7-9, Westminster teams took the first and second place prizes in both the Written Plan category and the Skits Presentation. In the Junior Division, grades 4-6, Westminster students earned earned the first and second place awards for the Written Plan Category, and the first, second, and third place prizes in the Skit Presentation category.

At the Future Problem Solving District competition, students develop written plans and skits for problems that are futuristic in nature, but oriented to real life. This year’s topic was human rights. Students rely on their skills of teamwork, communication, research, critical and creative thinking, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

Placing teams will compete in Orlando on Mar. 19. This will be the fourth year WCS students qualified for state.

District competition winners were:

MIDDLE DIVISION (GRADES 7-9)
Booklet/Written Plan Category First Place — Callie Hodges, Savannah Hodges, Sophia Gonzalez and Brejah Upton; Second Place — David Delgado, Andrew de Moya, Jake Hodges and Michael Ibar. Skit Presentations Category First Place — David Delgado, Andrew de Moya, Jake Hodges and Michael Ibar; Second Place — Callie Hodges, Savannah Hodges, Sophia Gonzalez and Brejah Upton.

JUNIOR DIVISION (GRADES 4-6)
Booklet/Written Plan Category First Place — Alexia Arrizurrieta, Carolina Gonzalez, Melissa Navarro and Katrina Solares; Second Place — Carli Ness, Annie Perez, Faith Shaw and Emily Waltz. Skit Presentations Category First Place — Carli Ness, Annie Perez, Faith Shaw and Emily Waltz; Second Place — Meghan Quirantes, Rebekah Raffalski, Victoria Suris and Natalie Talarico; Third Place — Alexia Arrizurieta, Carolina Gonzalez, Melissa Navarro and Katrina Solares.


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