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Flagler Schools’ Problem Solvers Clean Up Again: The Winners’ Complete List

| April 7, 2011

Indian Trails Middle School's winners. (Courtesy of Indian Trails)

The Community Problem Solvers state competition was held at Cape Canaveral March 20-23. Thanks to Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Ryan McDermott, we now have a complete list of the district’s many winners, from most of its schools. A star next to the names represents qualifiers for the Future Problem Solvers International Competition in La Crosse, Wis., June 9-12. Last year the team that traveled to La Crosse returned with a record number of prizes.

Global Issues Problem Solving Writing (new formal name for Future Problem Solving Team Competition):

Middle Division:

3rd Place, Flagler Palm Coast High School, Coach Diane Tomko, Team: Olga Nushtayeva, Forrest Mason, Benjamin Jones, Kerry Norberg

*2nd Place, Flagler Palm Coast High School, Coach Diane Tomko, Team: Daniel Gerhard, Michael Safarty, Antonio Holm, Tyler Jarnagin

*1st Place, Belle Terre Elementary School, Coach Ana Fajardo, Team: Riley Lampert, Jesse Lambright, Gene Calina, Briana Rodriguez. (Lambright, Calina and Rodriguez also placed first in the Circus Maximus competition.)

Senior Division:

4th Place, Flagler Palm Coast High School, Coach Diane Tomko, Team: Caitlin Hannan, Lorenzo Butler, Brad Spivey, Tracey Adams

Individual Global Issues Booklet Writing:

Middle Division:

6th Place, Belle Terre Elementary, Coach Ana Fajardo, Savannah Umpenhour

*1st Place, Indian Trails Middle School, Coach Ana Fajardo, Michael Reynolds

Wadsworth Elementary's winners. (Click on the image for larger view. )

Senior Division:

6th Place, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko, Justin Stoller

5th Place, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko, Katie Bryl

4th Place, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko, Joseph Bowes

Community Problem Solving Projects Individual:

Middle Division:

2nd Place, Project Build A Park, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko, Andrew Kenny

Community Problem Solving Projects Team:

Junior Division:

*1st Place, Project Pet Pals, WES, Coach Marilee Palot. (Team members’ names are: The names of my team members are: Anna Baj, Alyssa Diaz, Jada Tirotta, Chrissy Gillin, Melissa Sanfilippo, Arthur Loa, Daniel Santaella, Zachary Loftus, Matthew Smith, Aaron Grillot.)

Middle Divison:


3rd Place, Project Saving Animals One Disaster at a Time, ITMS, Coach Dana Hausen

*2nd Place, Project Lean Green Sustaining Machine, ITMS, Coach Dana Hausen

*1st Place, Project Bully Proof, ITMS, Coach Dana Hausen

Senior Division:

*2nd Place, Project Solve, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko and Sarah Reckenwald

There were 3 Junior Division Teams, 9 Middle Division Teams, 10 Senior Division Teams

Group Scenario Writing:

Junior Division:

3rd Place, Belle Terre Elementary, Coach Ana Fajado, Alexandra Moreira

2nd Place, BTES, Coach Ana Fajado, Emily Morris

(BTES’ Theresa Reynolds made it to final rounds on Individual Booklet Competition and Samantha Olsen ranked highest in her group scenario. Also participating: Nathan Hubbs, Abigail Brooks, Noelle Tirado, and Hannah Umpenhour, district winners.)

Middle Division:

3rd Place, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko, Melissa Boyles

2nd Place, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko, Sebastian Micalizzi. ITMS, Coach Ana Fajado, Gene Calina

1st Place, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko, Sabrina Garetti. ITMS, Coach Ana Fajado, Savannah Umpenhour

Middle Best Writer: Olivia Murphy, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko

Senior Division:

3rd Place, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko, Adrianna Laforest + Haley Martin

2nd Place, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko, Hallie Hydrick + Riley Shugg

1st Place, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko, Tracey Adams

Senior Best Writier: Riley Shugg, FPCHS, Coach Diane Tomko

We also had teams place in alternate team writing and presentation of action plans. The award in alternates comes from a team comprised of members from different schools and action plans are based purely on acting rather than writing.

–Ryan McDermott

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5 Responses for “Flagler Schools’ Problem Solvers Clean Up Again: The Winners’ Complete List”

  1. lawabidingcitizen says:

    Go Team.

  2. Liz McLaughlin says:

    Kudos to the students, the coaches and the Flagler County School District. Again, proof that we still have a highly rated school district doing their best to educate our children!

  3. Richard says:

    Just a thought! Maybe we might get better results if we turned the economic development issue over to these students.

  4. Ginger says:

    Where is the “like” button for Richard’s comment?

  5. Dee says:

    Once again Mrs. Tomko does an incredible job!! She has been training winners for quite a few years. I congratulate the students on a great job. I had the pleasure of having my son on one of Mrs. Tomeko’s international winning teams and the experience he had and the knowledge he received from Mrs. Tomko has assisted him in his path of life.

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