During the week second week of May, third grade students from each Francis Howell School District (FHSD) elementary school participated in Spectra’s Third Annual FHSD Creates event.
The event was held at the St. Charles Community College and was facilitated by FHSD elementary Gifted Education Specialists. During the event, all third grade Spectra students participated in a creative problem solving competition.
Students were asked to work cooperatively to create a team flag, challenged to use a set of materials to create the longest structure possible, and collaborate to design, build, and present their dream room. Students were judged for their creativity and teamwork throughout the planning and building processes.
Team members from all eleven elementary schools took home prizes for their work; winners included:
“The Imagineers” – Flag Challenge
Chase Redington, Lanie Sanders, Ainslee Harkins, Mikayla Huber, Hunter Garner and Parker Manning
“Creative Coyotes”- 1st place
Sylvia Wilcox, Kira Pedrotti, Nadia Abusoud, Meghan Anderson, Jadyn Kelly and Krish Sardesai
“The Brains”- 1st place
Shane Teuscher, Jacob Whitely, Jamie Pugh, Sarah Mrzena, Paige Terbrock and Neely Edwards
“Spectra 16”- 2nd place
Danny Frank, Anisha Konduru, Justin Caringal, Kendall Little, Connor Ray and Alli Vernon
“Creative Comets”- 2nd place
Jay Scott, Kiley Beiner, Catherine Collins, Alexis Dunn, Jenna Bernstein and Anna Burk
“Penbrillorutrthlew1”- 3rd place
Nathan Polancyak, Vivian Worobec, Chris Verbsky, Emma Wagman, Sean Wilson and Grace Travares
“Smartie Pants”- 3rd place
Parker Aydelott, Samuel Chen, Faith Harrison, Erin Reitz, Tyler Cuba and Cassidy Kirov