Students in grades 4 through 12 were challenged to devise solutions for the problems related to ‘Enhancing Human Potential’ in the Washington Future Problem Solving (FPS) State Bowl at Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood April 15-17. Several Interlake students qualified to compete in the state level. The FPS program stimulates critical and creative thinking skills, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares students for leadership roles. Michael O’Bryne coaches Interlake students.

2015 State Global Team Problem Solving Competition Awards

Senior Division (Grades 10-12):
2nd Place: Interlake High School
Team members: Kathleen Chen, Grant Chen, Mayhul Arora, and Patrick Liu

3rd Place: Interlake High School
Team members: Andrew Xue, Jerry Xu, David Hwang, and Erich Liang

State Individual Awards

Senior Scenario Writing
3rd Place – Ayana Harscoet, Interlake High School

Future Problem Solving Program International involves thousands of students annually from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. Learn more at

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.