Future Cities 2016
May 12, 2016 -NCLUG President Paddy Jordan appointed as a Board Member at NC Future City Competition.
LANGTREE CHARTER ACADEMY 8TH GRADERS WIN NORTH CAROLINA REGIONAL FUTURE CITY ® COMPETITION
Raleigh, NC, JANUARY 31, 2016 – A team of 8th grade students from Langtree Charter Academy in Mooresville, NC has won the North Carolina Regional National Engineers Week Future City ® Competition.
The winning students, Erna Gashi, Shakeb Siddiqui, Ethan Spraberry and alternate Logan Hosch teamed up with their teacher Jay Hager and their volunteer engineering mentor Muhammad Bilal Siddiqui. Their winning team city was “Pureza”. The competition took place at NC State’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh on Sunday, January 31st.
North Carolina Region runners up include:
2nd place school: Ligon GT Magnet Middle School, Teacher: Beth Healy, Team: “Corinthia”, Raleigh, NC
3rd place school: Hanes Magnet Middle School, Teacher: John Boyd, Team: “New Banff”, Winston-Salem, NC
4th place school: Morganton Day School, Teacher: Brad Kendall, Team: “Enerfficient”, Hickory, NC
Specialty Award Winners include:
- Best Waste Recovery System: Morganton Day School, “Enerfficient”; Hickory, NC
- Most Sustainable Food Production: Edwards Middle School, “The Isle of Mount Ichthyophilia”; Rocky Mount, NC
- Best Use of Materials: Langtree Charter Academy, “Lake Norman City”; Mooresville, NC
- Best Land Surveying: Cabarrus Charter Academy, “Lenova”; Concord, NC
- Best Use of Energy: Lumberton Middle School, “Mystic Quartz”; Lumberton, NC
- Best Urban Design/Sustainability: Langtree Charter Academy, “Pureza”; Mooresville, NC
- Best Use of Physical Security: Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School, “Centennial Campus Black”; Raleigh, NC
- Best Use of Water Resources: JM Alexander Middle School, “Singapore”; Rocky Mount, NC
- Best Transportation System: The Epiphany School of Global Studies, “Lualea Kuahini”; New Bern, NC
- Best Virtual City: Hanes Middle School, “New Banff”; Winston-Salem, NC
- Most Creative Team Presentation: Langtree Charter Academy, “Happy City”; Mooresville, NC
- Excellence in Teamwork Award: Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School, “Centennial Campus Red”; Raleigh, NC
- Most Creative City Description: Morganton Day School, “FrostCano”; Hickory, NC
- Best Model – People’s Choice: JM Alexander Middle School, “Stad Von Dromen”; Rocky Mount, NC
Thirty-three middle school teams from 22 schools competed in the 15th annual North Carolina Regional Future City Competition. In addition, more than 700 teachers, students and their family members attended the event at NC State’s McKimmon Center. Middle school teams from Asheville to New Bern and from Rocky Mount to Lumberton built physical models, created virtual cities, wrote city descriptions and finally presented their work to our judging panels, consisting of Academic and Professional Engineers from across the state. Four final teams were selected from the 33 competing teams resulting in one final winner who will proceed to the National Future City Competition scheduled for February 12-17.