Future Problem Solvers (FPS) 2018 State Bowl Recap

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    This past weekend Beaumont ISD students traveled to San Marcos to compete in the 38th annual Future Problem Solving State Bowl. BISD students competed with 1,100 students from 27 other Texas school districts. Global Issues Problem Solving is a component of the Texas Future Problem Solving program. Students studied the topic of Cloud Technology and worked in teams or as an individual to analyze it for future problems and created solutions to fix the problem. Marshall Middle School students brought home 35 medals. They are coached by Pam Johnson.

    Here is a list of winners:

    6th grade Junior Division winners are:

    Andy Perez placed second in the Junior Alternates Competition.

    Team of Winston Worley, Matthew Montes, Elijah Thompson and Zachary Taing – Semi-finalist winners.

    Team of Kendall Caesar, Macy Smith, Olivia de la Madrid, and Emily Xu won 5th place. They also won the Most Futuristic Solution award from all of the junior contestants.

    Team of Hannah Worley, Sylvia Worley, Arika Mouton and Addison Turk placed 3rd and will advance to International Competition.

    Sarah Adams, Luke Hanson, Isabella Barrett, and Katherine Zubair placed second and will also advance to IC.

    Baylor Latham, Abigail Yoder, Stephanie Nguyen and Olivia Manibio were name 1st place Grand Champions of the junior division and will be representing Texas at the International Competition.


    In the middle division for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders:

    Lorena Tomov placed in the Alternate Middle Division.

    Brianna Miller won 3rd place middle division Individual and will advance to the International Competition for the second year.

    Gavin Syas, Taylor Lewis, Sophia Tinetti, and Lilah Graham - Semifinalist winner.

    8th graders Olivia Barrett, Katlyn Huynh, Matthew Dean and Casey Carreon placed 5th place.

    The 8th grade boys of Riyan Charania, T J Le, Jakob Sokic, and James Foxworth placed 4th. They will also advance to the International Competition.

    A record number of five Global Issues teams and an individual have earned the right to represent Texas at the International Competition on June 6 to 10th at the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse.


    2018 State Bowl Junior Most Futuristic Solution (from left to right)
    Kendall Ceasar, Emily Xu, Macy Smith, Olivia de la Madrid


    Middle Division Individual, 3rd place
    Brianna Miller


    Junior Division, Semi-Finalist winners
    (from left to right): Matthew Montes, Zachary Taing, Winston Worley, Elijah Thompson


    Junior Winners
    (From left to right): 5th place Emily Xu, Olivia de la Madrid, Kendall Ceasar, Macy Smith; 2nd place Sarah Adams, Katherine Zubair, Luke Hanson, Isabella Barrett; 1st place Grand Champion - Baylor Latham, Abigail Yoder, Stephanie Nguyen, Olivia Manibo; 3rd place - Addison Turk, Sylvia Worley, Hidden Arika Mouton, Hannah Worley


    Middle Division Semi-Finalisits
    (from left to right): Sophia Tinetti, Lilah Gresham, Gavin Syas, Taylor Lewis


    Middle Division 5th place
    (from left to right): Katlyn Huynh, Olivia Barrett, Casey Carreon, Matthew Dean


    Middle Division 4th place winners
    (from left to right): Riyan Charania, T J Li, James Foxworth, Jakob Sokic


    Large Group Photo