Dunbar senior finishes fourth in FPSPI scenario writing
Megan Slusarewicz, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, placed fourth in the senior division of the Future Problem Solving Program International’s 2019 scenario writing competition. In scenario writing, students develop short stories related to one of five FPS topics for the year. The story is set at least 20 years in the future and is an imagined, but logical, outcome of actions or events taking place in the world today. This is the first time that Kentucky has had a senior division student place in this FPSPI contest since its inception in 2015-16.
Megan was runner-up in Kentucky’s state-level competition this spring. Students who placed first through third in their respective state and foreign country contests qualified for the international showdown. The dynamic FPSPI uses a six-step model to teach critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and decision-making. Besides scenario writing, the other components are global issues problem solving, community problem solving, and scenario performance.