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Clay Elementary Future Problem Solvers Teams Won First & Second Place in Every Category at State Competition
Posted on 04/20/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Clay Elementary Future Problem Solvers Teams Won First & Second Place in Every Category at State CompetitionThis year Clay Elementary had a record three Future Problem Solvers teams! This amazing amount of interest in the program allowed them to compete with the best teams ever.

Two of their three teams qualified to compete at the State Bowl at American Village on March 17th, 2017! Not only that, but Clay Elementary teams captured both FIRST and SECOND place in every category.

There are two separate but related categories at the State Bowl: the booklet competition and the presentation of action plan. The booklet competition is the part they practice and prepare for. In it the teams apply the creative problem solving method to a futuristic situation centering around a specific topic. This year’s topic was Identity Theft. The presentation of action plan is based on the last step of the teams’ competition booklet. It is a skit that “sells” their plan for solving the problem they felt was most important in the situation.

CES Team Winners
First Place: Booklet Competition
First Place: Presentation of Action Plan


CES Team Winners
Second Place: Booklet Competition
Second Place: Presentation of Action Plan

Their first place team is eligible to compete at the International Competition at the University of Wisconson – La Crosse in June. This year’s topic will be Biosecurity.