Students compete at Future Problem Solving State Bowl

Early ISD sent 49 students to the Future Problem Solving Program (FPSP) State Bowl in San Marcos on April 8 to compete in Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS). GIPS is a competitive component of FPSPI which can be accomplished as a team (of 4) or individual activity in which participants research a series of global topics and learn a six-step creative problem solving process. Problem solvers apply their topic and creative problem solving knowledge to address a charge presented in an imagined situation, termed Future Scene.

EISD had students competing in three divisions: Junior (grades 4-6), Middle (grades 7-9), and Senior (grades 10-12).

Danie Contreras placed first in the Senior Individual division and will represent Texas at the FPSP International Conference in June. She has been a student evaluator for two years and also competed at the International Conference in 2016.

The senior team of Mark Benton, Abby Elliot, Jaden Satterlee, and Brianna Mason placed fifth in the Senior Team division.

EISD FPSP coaches are Diann Biddle (elementary and middle school) and Peggy Morales (high school).