Five take 1st at FPS Virtual State Bowl

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Five District students took first place at the inaugural Future Problem Solvers Virtual State Bowl in April.

The State Bowl was originally scheduled to take place April 23-25 in Green Lake but was held virtually due to the pandemic.

MHS junior Nikki Yu took first place in the senior individual competition, while Glacier Creek sixth-graders Kavya Kashyap, Radhika Gupta, Asha Chakravartula and Izzy Woods took first place in the junior team division

All five qualified for the FPS Internal Conference, which was held virtually in June. Yu finished sixth, while the Glacier Creek students finished eighth in their respective categories.

Kaitlin Mooren, Opal Sharma, Emerson Turner and Addy Foltz took third place in the junior team problem solving category, while Sam Raysbrook and Will Kirk also took third place in the magic team problem solving category.

Laina Gustafson took second place and Ian McGinley placed third in the scenario writers individual competition. Arya Girirajan, Lauren Hare and Deeba Ajamian took third place in the scenario writers team competition.

More than 130 District students had originally qualified in Februrary to compete in the State Bowl. This year's topic was Gamification. However, while the in-person State Bowl was canceled more than 100 MCPASD students still participated in the inaugural Virtual State Bowl:

Glacier Creek: Ty Carbon, Asha Chakravartula, Kaelana Faessler, Addy Foltz, Arya Girirajan, Nayan Goyal, Radhika Gupta, Laina Gustafson, Lauren Hare, Reganne Hartman, Parker Hunn, Kali Johannsen, Anastasia Jones, Iniyan Karthikeyan, Kavya Kashyap, Jeremiah Kim, Vitalii Litvintsev, Katarine Miller, Kaitlin Mooren, Ben Pralat, Ethan Sanders, Opal Sharma, Mirielle Spahn, Ermerson Turner, Izzy Woods, and
Kevin Wu.

MHS: Gus Balasubramaniam, McKenzie Barrett, Ian Bohachek, Ivan Cermak, Sneha Chandrashekar, Trevor Chau, Tyler Choedak, Jahnvi Datta, Abby Evans, Shradha Godishala, Maddie Goscha, Varsha Gouraram, Jonah Guse, Adam Hanson, Maylyn Hu, Sarah Ann Huber, Aarush Jain, Jonathan Kim, Natasha Kinne, Kaitlyn Ko, Rohan Kommuri, Lauren Lamson, Claire McLellan, Saketh Peddireddy, Zaki Siraj, and Nikki Yu.
    
Kromrey: Deeba Ajamian, Amogh Akella, Cuvin Bhagavath, Ethan Bo, Anton Cermak, Tarun Chilakapati, Isha Chilukuri, Diya Dhawal, Jai Dhawal, Ray Feinberg, Katrina Feltz, Micah Friedman, Shivani Ganesan, Vishal Ganesan, Rayna Garn, Ziva Gibson, Annabel Goldberger, Lily Hanson, Shaila Holland, Katie Jiang, Harry Jin, Sai Kandukuri, Isa Killian, Chris Kirk, Will Kirk, Rishika Kommuri, Owen Lapcinski, Braedon Lukey, Amritha Mavuri, Zoe Mayer, Porter McGee, Ian McGinley, Roddy McLellan, Sofia Ortiz-Lunyova, Lydia Paulsen, Shriya Rajesh, Sam Raysbrook, Conner Roth, Sydney Schultz, Raghvi Sethi, Nestor Sharaf, Neal Sharma, Benjamin Shaw, Ryan Slattery, Netra Somasundaram, Samantha Thomas, Gavin Wiese, Grace Wu, Shelley Yang, Fatima Zeeshan, and Ryan Zhu.