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Student ranks high at international problem solving competition

By Christopher Vega

Camille A IFPSCBy Vega

Local Reno student, Camille Adajar, placed 6th at the 2014 Future Problem Solving Program International conference held at Iowa State. Adajar, junior at Bishop Manogue, received top honors out of thousands of students from 15 different countries.

FPSPI has held this competition for 40 years, where students from around the world gather to tackle global issues. This year’s challenge dealt with the topic of outer space. Students are required to develop multiple scenarios, underlying problems and eight possible solutions. The presentation is scored and presented within a two hour time limit.

Adajar spent two months researching the topic in order to prepare for the competition. Her research gave her a wide base of knowledge to develop her problems and solutions.

The FPSPI mission is to develop future leaders, with complex creative and critical thinking skills for promoting a positive future.

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