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The SHDHS Future Problem Solvers are among the best in the world!

The team, made up of Aaron Ihrig, Zach Owen, Noah Francis, Griffin Gould, and Sean Ihrig (alternate) finished 10th in Global Issues Problem Solving at the Future Problem Solving International Competition held this past weekend on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Before they got to the International Competition, SHDHS won first place at both the District and Regional levels of the Kentucky Governor’s Cup Tournament and were runners-up at the State Finals in Louisville in March. In addition, senior Aaron Ihrig placed tenth at State Finals in the individual FPS competition in the senior division. Sophomore Noah Francis placed fifth at State Finals in the individual FPS competition in the middle division. The City of Erlanger honored the team for their accomplishments by proclaiming Wednesday, May 8, 2019 as “SHDHS Future Problem Solvers Day”.

Aaron, Zach, Noah, Griffin, and Sean studied Drones, Food Loss/Food Waste, Coping with Stress, and De-extinction for a chance to take on the world in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Last week, qualifying Future Problem Solving teams from around the globe came together to celebrate the final round of their competitive season at the Future Problem Solving International Competition, which is held every June at a university in the United States. The competition draws 2,500 problem solving champions from the 23,000+ students who compete at local and regional levels throughout the school year from thirteen different countries.  

A huge thank you to our FPS head coach, Melinda Gould, and assistant coach, Jennifer Ihrig, for all of your hard work and for guiding the team to their impressive string of victories this year.

Also, congratulations to Saint Henry Catholic School’s middle school Future Problem Solving team. They finished second in the world in Presentation of the Action Plan in Amherst this past weekend! Team members include incoming SHDHS freshman Sydney Hennessy along with eighth graders Molly Krallman, Gracie Greber and Carson Gould, and seventh grader Nathan Francis. The team is coached by Melinda Gould.

Way to go to all of our Crusaders!