Virginia teams and individuals win top honors
2016-17 Topics Announced
......Practice Problem 1 - Educational Disparities
......Practice Problem 2 - It's all in the Genes
......Qualifying Problem - 3D Printing
......State Bowl - Identity Theft
The 2017 International Conference topic will be announced in March.
For their scenario topic next year, Scenario Writers and Scenario Performance participants may choose Energy of the Future instead of one of the topics listed above.
Complete descriptions of each topic have now been posted.
A Community Problem Solving team from Cople Elementary School in Westmoreland County scored a first place finish in the Junior Division of the Environmental/Health Concerns category at this year's International Conference. Their project, "Fitness Force," was created by Kylie Jones, Jackson Sichol, Jack Lahey, Robert Beale-Lopez, Abby Kesling, Gabby Griggs, Shailee Bevens, and Izaac Bojorquez. The team was coached by Anne Evans and Andrew Woodson.
Another Westmoreland County team from Montross Middle School and Washington and Lee High School won second place in the Education category. "Project Ctrl" was submitted by Skylar Swann, Dontrelle Coleman, Justin Sumiel, Lucy Shryok, Payton Jones, and Mariajose Oceguera. The team is also coached by Anne Evans and Andrew Woodson.
Andrew Vallant from Pocahontas Middle School in Powhatan County won fifth place in the Junior Division Individual Competition. He was coached by Jeanine Dolan.
Other Virginia teams and individuals won various competitions specifically for participants at the International Conference. Tahi Wiggins from Northumberland Middle School in Northumberland County won first place for On-Site Scenario Writing and was named Best Writer in the Middle Division. Tahi was coached by Shauna McCranie.
Megan Fellstrom from Midlothian Middle School in Chesterfield County won first place in the Middle Division of the Multi-Affiliate Global Issues Competition (MAGIC) Team Competition. MAGIC allows participants from around the world to demonstrate their expertise in the Creative Problem Solving process by working with other IC competitors in a team GIPS effort. Megan's team came from from Portugal, California, and Texas, as well as Virginia. She was coached by Mandy Chilcote.
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Andrew Vallent, International Fifth Place Junior Division Individual