Pearland ISD students bound for FPS State Bowl, DHS secures top spots in Texas
A total of 109 students from Dawson High School, Pearland Junior High East, Pearland Junior High West, Alexander Middle School, Rogers Middle School and Sablatura Middle School have recently qualified to participate in the Future Problem Solving State Bowl to be held in Waco, TX, on April 8-10. Two Dawson High School teams won the top two Community Problem Solving spots in Texas at the state qualifier competition, earning entries to the Future Problem Solving Program’s international competition to be held in June.
Students competing in the State Bowl this year include. . . .
Dawson High School: Catherine Bai, Taylor Chan, Ru Chen, Rishabh Dave, Clara Gu, Bidisha Halder, Carolyn Hoang, John Jewell, Allen Jiang, Yutong Jiang, Janna Jing, Mihir Kalvakaalva, Bryan Li, Cordelia Li, Jorryn Li, Thomas Liang, Jayden Lu, Marc Lu, Stephen Mao, Annalise Martinez, Callie Meng, Aruna Muthupillai, Jalen Nguyen, Mai Nguyen, Michael Pasala, Raghav Perumaalla, Fiona Ren, Jiaqi Ren, Arnab Sarkar, Irene Shi, Shaili Shouche, Melissa Tariq Rodriguez, Chino Umelo, Annie Vu, Enjia Wang, Jasmine Wong, Julia Wu, Bowen Xie, Erick Zhang, Jerry Zhang, Raina Zhang, Harrison Zhu.
Pearland Junior High East: Dylan Bezdek, Walker Hanks, Jordan Schrenk, Emily Schulze.
Pearland Junior High West: Tanishta Anbu, Athmika Balasenthil, Amadea Barsan, Grace Dai, Binita Halder, Daniela Haskins, Erin Ireland, Sarina Kelly, Kara Li, Gregory Song, Grace Wang, Roy Wang, Nyssa Williams, Emma Xi, Vedant Yadav, Amy Zhang, Efran Zhao, Ares Zhou, Derek Zhu.
Alexander Middle School: Gabrielle Alexander, Kelsie Andrews, Katelynn Barlow, Jayda Bishop, Charlotte Bonner, Troy Buis, Hannah Carr, Alexis Cesari, Cody Conway, Oliva Durham, Jacob Frerking, Henley Haynes, Emerson Johnston, Jackson Millman, Antonio Montes.
Rogers Middle School: Zachary Jing, Caroline Mao, Ivan Shen, Nidhi Thirunagari, Shreya Vaithianathan, Yu Wang, Prince Xiao, Enya Zhou.
Sablatura Middle School: Michelle Buettel, Elizabeth Cline, Leah Hong, Yanqiao Huang, Elizabeth Kwan, Arianna Li, Emerson Li, Nathan Li, Emma Lu, Rexford Pan, Saanvi Thakre, Hannah Zhang, Helen Zhou.
The FPS state-qualifying topic this year was “Insects.” In addition to developing a solid grasp of the topic, students used their research to predict future issues and solutions related to it. FPS stimulates critical and creative thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills while preparing students for leadership.
FPS coaches include DHS’s Angela Ruth, PJH East’s Elizabeth Myers, PJH West’s Lisa Shapiro, Alexander’s Elesha Alexander, Rogers’ Lynda Ketterer, and Sablatura’s Cassandra Maldonado and David Serrano.