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MUSD Excels at National Future Cities Competition



As previously reported a Future Cities Team from Maricopa Wells Middle School qualified for the National Future Cities Competition.  The completion was held in Washington, DC from February 15th through the 17th. Maricopa Wells teacher Mrs. Robyn Rice provided the following summary. 

Our Future City team (Diamant de l'Arizona) made a great showing today at Nationals winning 2 awards.  They have exceeded all of our expectations by first winning the Arizona Regional competition against 95 other teams, and then winning awards at Nationals.  They have spent 3 days competing and have done an absolutely amazing job. I couldn't be more proud of them!


The students are: Joseph Rice, Emily Cordero and Elise Brown Thunder.  

The two awards included:

Ø  Most Sustainable Food Production System

Ø  Best Residential Zone


Along with many, many hours of competition, we have managed to have quite a bit of fun in Washington DC.  We are buried in snow and loving every minute of it!”

The Maricopa Unified School District is proud of the accomplishments of these middle school students and their teachers.  For more information about MUSD 20+1, please visit our website at (Maricopa Wells Middle School 520.568.7100 or Desert Wind Middle School 520.568.7110).   

“Future City Competition, a national STEM-based competition provides a fun and experiential challenge for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.  Future Cities was developed to help middle school students discover and foster interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during the critical years of their education.”

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