Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Middle School future problem solving team got a chance to do something that very few people get to do in their lifetime; competing for a world championship while representing their hometown. They recently joined other great thinkers and problem solvers in La Crosse, Wisconsin to compete at the FPS International Competition on the topic of biosecurity.
ECMS won the district championship on the topic of genetic modification, the regional championship on the topic of 3D-printing, and they finished third in the state on the topic of identity theft. Their success at the state tournament earned them an automatic invitation to Internationals.
This is the furthest that an Edmonson County team has ever advanced. Coach Nick Skaggs shared his thoughts on the team's success.
"Mr. Grey and I are extremely proud of this team," he said. "They are a special group that has worked harder than any group I have ever seen. This was an incredible experience for everyone involved. The kids got to meet several students from all over the world including China, Australia, and Singapore."
The four students that traveled to Wisconsin were Ava Lich, Taylor Dooley, Danyale Atwell, and Meredith Hennion.
"These girls represented themselves, their hometown, and the entire state of Kentucky extremely well," Coach Skaggs added. "We are all very proud of them and what that they have accomplished."