CCUSD Future Problem Solvers sweep state bowl

The Future Problem Solvers from Cave Creek Unified School District swept the State Bowl on Saturday, April 16 at Arizona State University West, for the 12th year.

From Sonoran Trails in the Middle Division, the team consisting of Bennett Allen, Jessica Brashear, Ryland Davidson and Molly Thigpen won first place in the Global Issues Problem Solving writing category and also second place in the skit category.

Jackson Henry, Maya King, Keagan Neff and Sammy O’Connor took second place in Global Issues writing and first place in skits. Dylan Heideman, Sage Lewis, Annelies Vander Jagt and Emily Watters took third in both the writing and skits.

From Cactus Shadows in the Senior Division, the team consisting of Cailan Cordwell,  Kalie Scirpo, Brett Cernich and Summer Harris took first place in Global Issues and the skit categories. The team of Kamryn Kadatani, Kalia Flanery, Maya Shefik and Bella Sayegh won second place in the writing and skit categories.

As a result of the writing category wins in Global Issues Problem Solving, the first and second place teams from Sonoran Trails, along with two students from the third place team, the first place team from Cactus Shadows and two students from the high school second place team will all compete against contenders from almost all 50 states plus 17 different countries at the International Conference at Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich. this June, according to a press release.

For more information about the Cave Creek Unified School District contact the Superintendent’s office at 480-575-2000.

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