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STUDENTS PROBE OFFICIAL-CORRUPTION ISSUE

The FBI has tried cleaning up corruption in government. Countless district attorneys and grand juries have taken a stab at it. Thousands of investigative reporters have written about it.

But no one seems to have solved the problem.Do 800 elementary students hold the answer?

The students, representing elementary schools from the United States, Canada and Australia, are assembled at Washington University in St. Louis this weekend, June 7-10, as part of the 17th annual International Future Problem Solving Conference. Their charge is to discuss and solve government corruption.

Five of those students are from Valley View Elementary in Bountiful. After competing with teams throughout Utah, the Valley View team was chosen to represent the state at the conference. Coached by Karol Kinney, the team members are Jason Steorts, Matt Lund, Melissa Clark, Jane Brog and Sara Stromness.