Birchwood students in grades 6-8 participated in a qualifying round of Future Problem Solving where after extensive research, they used a complex six-step process to outline the problem, solutions, and action plan regarding food waste and loss. Due to their outstanding performance, 23 students will be moving on to the state level competition at Solon Middle School on April 12th and 13th.
Congratulations to the state finalists!
Junior division team: Cadence Gou (6th grade of Broadview Heights), Dilan Nadkarni (6th grade of Avon), Sebastian Boyer (6th grade of Cleveland), Manan Raina (6th grade of Broadview Heights), Albert Khawam (6th grade of Rocky River), Omar Issa (6th grade of Westlake)
Middle division team: Andrew Moreno (7th grade of Cleveland), James Mamone (7th grade of Parma), Dhyani Nautiyal (7th grade of Lakewood), Rohan Kumar (7th grade of Brunswick), Eliana Yang (8th grade of Cleveland), Aidan Berard (8th grade of Cleveland), Angela Shang (8th grade of Westlake), John Shin (8th grade of Richfield), Adam Kabbara (7th grade of Westlake), Abby Gemechu (7th grade of Avon), Samy Iyer (7th grade of Highland Heights), Nasreen Shakur (7th grade of Cleveland), Qiwen Wu (7th grade of Cleveland), Rebecca Chin (7th grade of Cleveland), Samuel Pan (8th grade of Highland Heights), Amy Li (8th grade of Westlake)
Individual division: Jaden Stainforth (8th grade of Olmsted Falls)
Future Problem Solving is an international program that aims to get the student thinking creatively about a range of topics along three strands: science/technology, business/economics, and social/political. Over 50,000 students from across the globe participate each year including Australia, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and 40 states. Birchwood is so proud to have its students competing in this prestigious, forward-thinking program.