Community support helps Future Problem Solvers

As the winners of the Alaska State Bowl for Future Problem Solvers in the Junior Division, we were privileged to attend the International Competition in LaCrosse, Wis., and represent our state.

We would like to thank our local sponsors who generously donated funds to make this trip possible: Blazy Construction, Dan’s TV, Dr. Sheridan, Dr. Bauder, Heat & Cool, Homer Electric Association, Horace Mann, Internal Medicine, Kenai Auto, Peninsula Powdercoating, Preferred Plumbing and Heating, Premier Chiropractic, Staff at Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science, Staff at Skyview High School, Soldotna Elks, Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, Sweeney’s, Tesoro and Wilderness Way.

We would also like to thank all those who helped with this trip by donating airline miles, purchasing cookie dough, purchasing Pampered Chef items or hiring us to earn additional funds.

The topic for the competition was Emergency Planning. We would like to thank Mr. Eric Mohrmann, Mr. Scott Walden and Mr. Alan Thye for their assistance in researching this topic.

As part of the competition, we exchanged mementos with other attendees from all around the world. We would like to thank the following for their donations: City of Kenai, City of Soldotna, Homer Electric Association, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and Sen. Tom Wagoner.

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the International Competition. We are grateful to our community for all the support.

-- Brittany Gilman, Caleigh Jensen, Kara Law, Madison Willets,
Mikaela Pitsch, Drake Thomas

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