Alabama Schools Compete in Future City Competition Regional Finals

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Dozens of future city planners were showing their creations at UA-Huntsville on Saturday for the non-profit educational program, National Engineers Week Future City Competition.

Middle School students created cities in large table-top models. They then present and defend their cities in front of judges.

This year’s theme was “Rethink Runoff – Design Clean Solutions to Manage Storm Water Pollution.”

The students have been preparing since September.

The Alabama Regional Future City Coordinator, Sonya Dillard said, “They work so hard to get here in January. The teachers, the students, and the engineering mentors work all together as a team and they come here all pumped up and excited to win and go to nationals.”

David Orme, an 8th grader from the Academy for Science and Foreign Language said, “It’s a good experience. You learn about many different fields of engineering, such as computer, environmental, and chemical engineering.”

First place went to the team from the Academy for Science and Foreign Language. Randolph took second place, and Whitesburg came in third.

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