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Eighth-graders from Forest Park Middle School’s Challenge Program placed fourth regionally at the National Engineering Week Future City Competition on Jan. 19. They also received the “Best Model” award and a special award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Future City is a project-based learning program where students in grades 6-8 build futuristic model cities.

For their project, FPMS students designed a city simulation, wrote a team research and narrative paper, built a scale city model and presented their vision of the future to more than 35 engineers. D91’s team included Mekai Fountain, Ernesto Gasse, Kelvin Grezlak, Malaya Pascual, and Finnur Shelton.

Nona Tepper

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