If you’ve never heard of the Future Cities competition, it’s because it is relatively new.
Now in its third year in Granite, the Future City competition requires elements of engineering, leadership, creative thinking and writing skills. Junior high students who participate in the competition must create a prototype city of the future that showcases a solution to a city-wide sustainability issue.
This year’s theme was: “The Power of Public Spaces,” and included six teams of three students from five junior high schools in Granite. The competition was divided into four separate contests: Research essay/City Narrative, Physical Model, SimCity Virtual City, and Team Presentation. The scores were all very close. The winners of the individual contests are as follows:
Research Essay/City Narrative: Olympus Jr – Cuidad Publica
Physical Model: Olympus Jr – Cuidad Publica
SimCity Virtual City: Olympus Jr – Cuidad Publica
Team Presentation: Matheson – ParkWay
Olympus Jr High’s Cuidad Publica took home the championship trophy. The second place team was Bennion’s Full Weeb. Metheson’s, Parkway, took the third place spot. Congratulations to all of the participants, their teacher mentors, and the volunteer engineers!