Students in grades 4-6 from Northside, Park, Sunset Ridge, Elm Lawn, Glacier Creek and Kromrey participated in the Math 24 Regional Event at UW-Madison's Union South on Feb. 27. The students competed against finalists from other area schools and were also able to participate in activities at the UW Biotech Center.
The following students placed in the top six for their respective grade levels:
Gavin Weise (Northside): 4th place
Karl Schaefer (Glacier Creek) 3rd place
Lydia Paulsen (Kromrey): 4th place
Duke Allen (Glacier Creek): 5th place
Amritha Mavuri (Kromrey): 2nd place
Bowen Li (Kromrey): 3rd place
Isha Chilukuri (Kromrey): 4th place
* Eighth-graders Hansen Jin of Kromrey and Mihir Manna of Glacier Creek have advanced to the State Geography Bee, which will be held on Friday, April 6.
* The team of Hansen Jin, Franklin Hu, Sanjay Suresh and Dheeraj Pasikanti took second place at the State MathCounts competition for middle school students, which was held on March 3 in Sheboygan.
Jin finished sixth individually. Others who placed in the top 30 included Krish Parikh (20th), Hu (21st), Sanjay Suresh (27th), Daphne Wu (29th) and Amanda Zhu (30th).
* Two teams of students participated in the statewide Battle of the Books sponsored by the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association.
A team of eighth-graders from Kromrey -- Evelyn Anderson, Anastasia Leffel, Claire McLellan and Taylor Nordeng -- placed second, while a team of fifth-graders from Kromrey -- Kevin Zhang, Owen Weisenberger, Harry Jin and Ryan Slattery -- took 10th place.
* The Wisconsin Future Problem Solving program will hold its 38th annual State Bowl in Green Lake on April 12-14. Hundreds of students in grades 4-12 from around the state will participate in the Global Issues Problem Solving competition at the State Bowl. Working in teams of four or as individuals, students will analyze the challenges and develop solution ideas for a situation set in a fictional future and related to the global topic of Cloud Storage. Some students also wrote "scenarios" that are short stories set in the future that are based on one of the topics.
The following students have qualified for the State FPS Bowl:
MHS: Natalie Asmus, Ian Bohachek, Trevor Chau, Grace Chen, Haiwan Dai, Nick DeOlivera, Abigail Evans, Amaya Gallay, Blake Gallay, Jonah Guse, Maylynn Hu, Yale Huang, Natasha Kinne, Eleanor Mackey, Priya Nandagopal, Zinnia Nie, Athena Olszewski, Akshita Pattniak, Noah Pollard, Poojha Prabahara Sundar, Lexi Spevacek, Nicholas Spevacek, Charlotte Sue, Balaji Veeramani, Althea Wincek, Kirstin Yu, Nicole Yu.
Glacier Creek: Ifra Buhari, Andrew Chen, Genevieve Eck, Abby Gessler, Ela Gunay, Laina Gustafson, Tait Haag, Reganne Hartman, Mia Heisler, Abby Hummel, Kali Johannsen, Sophia Jorgensen, Srija Katukam, Jeremiah Kim, Anoushka Kuckreja, Nathan Kwon, Lauren Lamson, Joseph Lee, Amy Li, Aidyn Maher, Lily Mair, Sriya Mallannagari, Juliette Mandelbrot, Punitha Manne, Olivia Pan, Ethan Sanders, John Steinmetz, Haley Stoffregan, Kevin Wu.
Kromrey: Maddy Ancheta, Evelyn Anderson, Gus Balasubramaniam, Lily Bloch, Sneha Chandrashekar, Katrina Clark, Rowan Coder, Sydney Compton, Elora Doxtater, Owen Elaison, Katrina Feltz, Erin Gonter, Madeline Gosha, Parin Gouraram, Varsha Gouraram, Sydney Greenberg, Lydia Hanson, Franklin Hu, Ryan Inman, Aarush Jain, Elaina Jones, Jonathan Kim, Kaitlyn Ko, Rohan Kommuri, Blake Lindsey, Carson Lyons, David Ma, Reed Madden, Ian McGinley, Claire McLellan, Christie Munson, Finn Patenaude, Naiya Rajpal, Liev Schiffman, Sydney Schultz, Klora Shaw, Warren Shepard, Zaki Siraj, Gabi Spotts, Thomas Strickland, Tommy Wincek, Daphne Wu.
Global Issues Problem Solving, a component of the Future Problem Solving Program International, is an educational program in which students learn a six-step problem solving process and apply it to future situations in three practice topics they have researched. The practice topics this year were the Spread of Infectious Disease, Toxic Materials and Philanthrocapitalism. The goals of the program are to encourage students to become more creative in their thinking, to develop richer images of the future, to increase their research skills, to learn cooperative teamwork skills, and to increase their written and verbal communication skills.
At the State Bowl, Global Issues Problem Solvers will brainstorm 16 challenges, an underlying problem, and 16 solutions for a future situation. They will also develop criteria to use in selecting the best solution, and write an action plan for implementing it. This written team effort is completed in a two-hour time frame. In addition, students will plan and present four-minute presentations to introduce their best solution action plan to an audience.