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ACMS Future Problem Solvers Boosters kick off fund drive

Community support is needed to send Adair County Middle School Future Problem Solvers Amber Turner, Hannah Burnett, Rebecca Montgomery, Sarah McQuaide and Tiara Holmes to the World Competition in Wisconsin this year. You can help. The address is below
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By Jackie Montgomery

The Adair County Middle School Academic Teams Future Problem Solvers are kicking off their fundraising for Internationals. The team is currently soliciting community support of all forms, and donations in any dollar amount towards their goal of traveling to the FPS International Competition in La Crosse, WI on June 9-12, 2011.

Our famously generous community rallied around the team last year to send them to Wisconsin, where they earned Adair County an international reputation for academic excellence. We are hopeful that the community will rally to the cause again this year, when for the first time both the middle school and the high school have won the right to compete internationally!

This is a unique fundraising need in that team funds are allotted annually for scheduled matches and events at the district, regional and state levels. It requires careful budgeting and some creativity on the coaches parts to stretch ever thin budgets this far. When teams and individuals are so successful at these levels that they are invited to compete internationally or nationally, it creates a need that any remaining funds simply cannot meet.

Only the top five FPS teams in each state, as well as 11 other countries, are invited to international competition. The Adair County Middle School team won 3rd place at the 2011 Kentucky Governors Cup State Competition in March to secure their invitation.

Current 8th grade team members Amber Turner and Sarah McQuaide, veterans of the FPS program since 4th grade, formed half of the team that brought home the 2010 trophy for 3rd place in the world. New this year to FPS team competition are 7th graders Tiara Holmes and Rebecca Montgomery. Rebecca earned 2nd place in On-Site Scenario Writing at the 2010 Internationals. 7th grader Hannah Burnett, who competed as an Alternate at State in March, will accompany her teammates to Wisconsin. Coaching the Middle School and High School FPS Teams is Mr. Brett Reliford.

Middle School Future Problem Solvers are Amber Turner, daughter of Nicole and Rodney Turner; Hannah Burnett, daughter of Angie and James Burnett; Rebecca Montgomery, daughter of Jackie Montgomery and Steve Montgomery; Sarah McQuaide, daughter of Mary Ann and Glen McQuaide; and Tiara Holmes, daughter of Marissa Holmes and Doug Holmes.

Questions or donations can be directed to:
For Middle School FPS Team:

Adair County Middle Schoo
322 General John Adair DR
Columbia KY 42728

(270) 384-5308

For the High School FPS Team:

Adair County High School
526 Indian DR
Columbia KY 42728

(270) 384-2751

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ACMS Future Problem Solvers: Bound for 2011 World Competition

2011-04-04 - 302 Gen. John Adair DR, Columbia, KY - Photo by Jacquelyn Montgomery.
Adair County Middle School Future Problem Solvers Team Members: from leftSarah McQuaide, Amber Turner, Hannah Burnett, Rebecca Montgomery, and Tiara Holmes. They've qualified for World Competition in La Crosse, WI, this summer. They need the community's financial support.

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ACMS Future Problem Solvers with Dwight at Night

2011-04-04 - The WAVE, 7955 Russell Springs RD, between Columbia and Russell Springs, KY. - Photo by Jacquelyn Montgomery.
The Adair County Middle School Future Problem Solvers are not just brainy, they're fun loving kids, too, above, clowning with Dwight Rich, seated on the Dwight at Night radio show. From left, are team members Rebecca Montgomery, Tiara Holmes, Amber Turner and Sarah McQuaide posed

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