MPS schools take top spots at Future City competition

Fernwood’s team Calatori

Fernwood’s team Calatori

A team from MPS’ Fernwood Montessori School won the regional Future City Competition at MSOE last weekend while the team from Golda Meir School took second place.

Fernwood’s team Admeliora

Fernwood’s team Admeliora

After placing second last year, Fernwood’s winning team, Calatori, will compete in the national DiscoverE’s Future City National Competition, Feb. 15-18. The members of the winning student team are 8th graders Mallory Bree, Malcolm Passow, Amy Wesolowski and Aaron Woida, led by Fernwood teacher Matt Ray. The team also earned honors in these categories: Exemplary Model, Best Health Care and Best Land Survey.

Golda Meir’s team Terra Bullae

Golda Meir’s team Terra Bullae

In addition to taking second, the team from Golda Meir, Terra Bullae, also received special awards in Rookie of the Year and Best Power System. Terra Bullae’s members are Elle Davidson, Tristen Brush, Arianna Acevedo and Carlos Meyer. A second 8th-grade Fernwood team, Admeliora, placed seventh overall and earned honors in these categories: Best Essay and Best Use of Plastics. MPS’ Burdick and King Middle Years also participated.

Future City is an annual competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students that combines engineering challenges with a hands-on application. MPS offers students many similar opportunities through Project Lead the Way (PLTW), which uses hands-on learning to connect students to science, technology, math and engineering. Find out more about PLTW.

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