Problem Solvers compete in qualifying bowl


On Saturday, February 8, 13 teams from Canton competed in the Future Problem Solving (FPS) regional qualifying bowl held at the Glover Elementary School in Milton.

problem-solversA total of 30 teams competed at the event, including 13 teams from Milton and four from Dedham. The 13 Canton teams were made up of 11 junior division teams (grades 4-6), one middle division team (grades 7-9), and one senior division team (grades 10-12). All of the students participated in a two-hour competition that involved reading a future scene on the topic of “Surveillance Society” and then coming up with 16 challenges; narrowing those challenges down to one underlying problem; coming up with 16 solutions that would solve the underlying problem; identifying five criteria to help narrow the solutions to the best ones; ranking those solutions; and finally writing an action plan describing how one would implement the best solution.

The students and their coaches have been working extremely hard in learning the six-step process and researching the topic, and they deserve to be recognized for their effort and dedication. The teams should hear within a month whether they advanced to the State Bowl. For more information on the Canton FPS program, send an email to

The following students participated from Canton: Anvitha Addanki, Sohil Apte, Elyse Broderick, Julia Capraro, Valerie Casimir, Olivia Chinsen, Semonti Choudhury, Lizzie Crespi, Christopher Cummings, Sophia D’Alto, Michael Doucette, Kyle Downing, Amanda Duffin, Arielle Galinsky, Pranathi Ganni, Abinaya Gargi, Sean Gillis, Nora Gorman, Callum Greenwood, Alicia Healey, Mary Kelley, Nick Larkin, Christine Lee, Hailey Lennon, Katie Lynch, Matt McDonough, Peyton McDonough, Laura Miranda, Cyrus Moattari, Jackie Morrissey, Jack Norwood, Ciara O’Connor, Lydia Prendergast, Meryl Prendergast, Madeline Pushard, Piper Robinson, Michael Rosati, Daniel Stark, Sean Sullivan, Daniel Sweetland, Grace Sweetland, Katie Thomas, Beth Truong, Harshitha Valluri, David Walker, and Hannah Wang.

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