Flagler Schools students won five awards, including two first-place prizes, at the 2015 Future Problem Solvers International Conference competitions in Ames, Iowa.
"We are very proud of all students that were invited to participate this year and give them a big round of congratulations on their awards, and for placing internationally against the strongest competition from all over the world!," a Flagler Schools news release said. "Kudos to the excellent teachers/coaches for their hard work preparing the students and giving their personal time to travel with the students and provide continuous coaching and support at the conference," the release continued.
The five awards won by Flagler Schools students are:
First Place – Project Sense It – Flagler Palm Coast High School Student Daniel Thomas was awarded first place for his CmPS individual project.
First Place – ESOL 8 - CmPS Jr. Division - The Rymfire Elementary 6th grade CmPS group, ESOL 8 , came in 1st place in the junior education division. Group members are: Emma Brito, Serena Daley, Bridgett Dubena, Nikki Gannett, Shannon Golmayo, Yana Goldshteyn and Nicole Seetaram.
Second Place – Let’s Get Drown To Business – A Flagler Palm Coast High School CmPS project that focused on water safety received 2nd place in the CmPS Senior Division (See photo above).
Third Place – Don’t Stress; Beat That Test – A Buddy Taylor Middle School project that focused on reducing test stress and anxiety for students received third place in CmPS Junior Division.
Third Place – Group Scenario Writing - Buddy Taylor student Daniela Sbordone was awarded third place in the group scenario writing category.
To see all of the 2015 International conference pictures, visit at the Future Solving Program of Flagler County website at flaglerfps.com, or on Facebook at facebook.com/FPSPofFlaglerCounty or Twitter at twitter.com/FlaglerFPS.