From 3-14th June, we took 4 students to the Future Problem Solving International Competition. After earning their place in the international competition last year as juniors, Saana Ramaekers, Jumana Maash, Emily McIntosh and Keri Schiess had to enter in the middle competition (years 9 to 11) due to the change in school year in NZ. This meant they were some of the youngest competitors in their division. As this goes to print, we are still unsure of their placing, however the team we travelled with, Manurewa High School – also coached by Glenis, placed 4th out of 69 teams – a fantastic result!
The girls represented themselves, their families and NX with pride, showing perseverance and determination in both the dramatic presentation and Global Issues Problem Solving sections. They were required to come up with innovative solutions to a futuristic Bio-security concern where native species were being harmed by spores given out by a re-animated plant species.
Congratulations to Saana Ramaekers who received her award for placing second in the world in Scenario Writing – coached by Wendy Johnston and Janine Joyce.