Suntree’s Jesalyn Stilla Wins At International Conference
By Space Coast Daily // July 16, 2014
MORE THAN 2,000 STUDENTS INVITED TO COMPETE
AMES, IOWA – Suntree Elementary student Jesalyn Stilla won a second place trophy at the Future Problem Solving 2014 International Conference held at Iowa State University last month.
Jesalyn and two randomly selected co-writers from Australia and Alaska formed a team to write a spontaneous multi-part scenario on the topic of “Space.”
Teams had to organize the scenario presented so that each member would write a section from a different perspective.
Each group member wrote separately, but all sections had to work together to form a complete scenario within a two hour time frame. The completed work earned Jesalyn a well-deserved recognition.
More than 2,000 students who had the highest placements in their states’ and countries’ competitions were invited to compete at a higher level at Iowa State University from June 12-15 at the FPSPI annual International Conference.
Students from 40 states and 13 countries participated in a variety of competitions: Global Issues Booklet Team, Community Problem Solving and Scenario Writing. This year FPSPI celebrated its 40th anniversary.