COAST CITIES — Students from Carmel Valley and Encinitas schools took the top three spots in the second level of the Future Problem Solving Program competition held in San Jose April 25.
In first place was Jonathan Kuang, from Ocean Air Elementary School. Second place went to Erica Guo, of Torrey Hills Elementary School. Joe Lewis, of El Camino Creek Elementary, won third place. Competition is divided into three divisions, grades four though six, seven through nine and 10 through 12.
The Future Problem Solving Program International engages students in creative problem solving. Founded by creativity pioneer E. Paul Torrance, FPSPI stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future. FPSPI features curricular and co-curricular competitive, as well as non-competitive, activities in creative problem solving.
The next level, the International Conference, will be held at Michigan State University May 28 through May 31. For more details on Future Problem Solvers International, visit http://www.fpspi.org/.