Canyon Crest Academy students take honors at Iowa State problem-solving competition


Canyon Crest Academy’s Future Problem Solving team recently competed at the invitation-only Future Problem Solving Program International 2015 International Conference.

The Global Issues Problem Solving Team of Marissa Wu, Liana Merk, Keshav Tadimeti, and Erica Guo won third place, beating the top 54 teams in the world. In addition, the school’s Multi-Affiliate Global Issues Competitor, Rithvik Rao, won first place in the Middle Division, beating over 30 other teams.

Future Problem Solving is an international umbrella competition composed of three sub-competitions at the international level. Competing at the International Conference entails competing in the regional qualifying competition, qualifying for the State Bowl competition, and then qualifying from there to compete in the International Competition.

Canyon Crest Academy did exceptionally well in that it not only qualified its Global Issues Problem Solving team, one GIPS Individual, three GIPS Alternates, and its Community Issues Problem Solving Competition team to compete in the State Bowl competition, but also qualified its GIPS Team, CmPS Team, and three alternates to compete in the 2015 FPSPI International Conference held at Iowa State University.