Category Archives: Community Problem Solving

In the News: Community Problem Solving Project Every C.A.P.

Lamesa, Texas (May 4, 2011) – For the third year in a row Lamesa High School Community Problem Solving students will go to the International Future Problem Solving Convention.  The students will compete in the at large division for their project, Every  C.A.P. (Choice, Alternative and Person) Counts which addresses high school drop-out rates and disinterest in higher education.

Texas House of Representatives Congratulates Texas’ First Junior Champion

Austin, Texas (July 2, 2009) – Mark Homer of the Texas House of Representatives introduced HCR 7  to congratulate and honor Matthew Draeger of Paris, Texas  for winning the individual community problem solving championship, junior division, at the 2009 Future Problem Solving Program International Conference and Competition.

Matthew is the first TX FPSP student to win an international title for Project HEAL (Helping Everybody Accept Life); a program designed to help children to deal with the loss of a loved one and live a more peaceful life.  Matthew gained community backing for his project, started a support group for children and even wrote a book, A Boy Named Sam, based on his own experiences losing his grandfather.

Link to the action here.

Community Problem Solving Project Voice

Sinton, Texas  – Students from Smith Middle School developed Project Voice to increase student involvement, promote youth as active members of society and give a voice to their generation.  Their video below promotes Project Voice Week, the first week in March 2009.


Austin, Texas – The Project Voice Team at the Future Problem Solving State Bowl Competition 2009.

In the News: Future Problem Solvers Recognized by Texas House of Representatives

Austin, Texas (May 19, 2009) – The Texas House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1825 congratulating the students of Nichols Sawmill Elementary School in Magnolia for winning the Texas Grand Champion award at the 29th Annual Texas Future Problem Solving Bowl.  The students won grand champion in the intermediate Community Problem Solving Category for Project T.E.S.S. (Therapeutic Education for Special Students).  The students will advance to the International Future Problem Solving competition to be held in East Lansing, at Michigan State University in May.

Link to the House Resolution here.

In the News: Community Problem Solving Project T.E.S.S.

Magnolia, Texas (April 14, 2009) Students from Nichols Sawmill Elementary were interviewed by Potpourri News about Project T.E.S.S. (Therapeutic Education for Special Students).

Project T.E.S.S. a Community Problem Solving project was born out of the student’s desire to help Life Skills Students (students with limited physical and/or mental abilities) in their school.  After researching and exploring different activities, the students decided to bring Tess, a miniature horse affiliated with the SIRE to their school.    Their goal is to raise over $10,000 to cover the cost of bringing Tess to Sawmill Elementary and Williams Elementary in Magnolia ISD, Texas once a month for two years.

Interview on YouTube


About the TESS Project.

In the News: Community Problem Solving Project HONOR

Sinton, Texas (Jun. 10, 2008) – Sinton ISD, Future Problem Solving Champ featured in Chorpus Christi.

The purpose of “Operation: HONOR – Helping Those Who Have Defended Our Country” was to increase support of Sinton’s Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #8625 and Ladies Auxiliary. Bringing awareness, recognition and respect to this all important civic organization.


Read more about this award winning Community Problem Solving project here: