Kari Lundeen, Axtell sophomore, placed 5th overall in the Individual Global Issues competitions, senior division, at the Future Problem Solving International Conference held at the University of Indiana at Bloomington. The June 7-10, 2012 conference included over 2,000 competitors and sponsors from 11 countries in the various competitions. Kari competed in the Individual booklet competition. The topic was pharmaceuticals.
During the booklet competition, students have to identify challenges that could take place from a provided future scene. They then determine an underlying problem of the entire scene, coming up with possible solutions that would solve the underlying problem, set criteria to determine which solution is the best one, and finally create an action plan to show not only how this solution can be carried out, but also who can do it and the benefits and weaknesses of the plan. All of this has to be completed in 2 hours time, with no outside research being brought into the competition with the students.
Congratulations to Kari Lundeen, Coach Vatisha Kuehn, and the Axtell Schools for this outstanding accomplishment.