Four students at Windsor High School are international champions after earning second place in a competition at Indiana University earlier this month.

Kaitlyn Ali, Shanai Chambers, Jeremy Fredette, and Daniel Hammersmith earned second place at the 2013 Future Problem Solving Program International Conference for their project entitled “Operation Courtyard.”

The competition challenged students to come together as part of a community problem-solving team and use critical thinking to design a creative solution to a problem.

Windsor’s winning plan was a project that renovated Windsor High School’s central courtyard, which was damaged in October 2012’s winter storm Alfred. The students carried out the renovations with the help of a $5,000 Toolbox For Education Grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.

Another group from Windsor, composed of students Michael Harper, Daniel Kastner, Akash Kunver, Juliet Orszalak, and Stella Rivera, also qualified to compete at the conference for their project involving raising bullying awareness. Danielle Gozzo of Windsor’s Sage Park Middle School also advanced to the international conference in the middle division.

The conference, which was held June 5 through June 9, attracted nearly 2,000 students representing 13 different countries.


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