(MARIETTA, OH) - Several sixth graders at Marietta Middle School are solving problems, perhaps all the way to Iowa.
The Iowa State University, that is.
The Future Problem Solving team of Andrew Elliott, Rachel Schofield, Karlie Rainer, and Jessica and Katelyn Cline finished first in the Ohio Future Problem Solving State Bowl.
With the victory, the team is qualified to compete in the International FPS Bowl at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, but there’s just one more problem for the team to overcome—a lack of funding.
MMS sixth grade teacher Heather Stalter says the trip to Iowa and the competition itself are costly, and there is a large amount of funding lacking in the problem solving program.
She and team co-coach Dion Prunty—also a sixth grade teacher at MMS—say public donations will help alleviate the costs of the trip.
Stalter also says the trip will be a rewarding and educational experience for these students, and asks anyone who can donate to the team to visit the Marietta Alumni Foundation website.
If you’d like to make a donation, go to www.mhsalumnifoundation.org/giving and use the PayPal service to provide a monetary gift. Stalter reminds donators to note “Future Problem Solving” as the specific fund when making your donation.