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SMS Engineering Club builds the future

The Schalmont Middle School Engineering Team placed fifth and was awarded multiple awards at the recent Future City Competition.

The Future City Competition is a project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. Keeping the engineering design process and project management front and center, students are asked to address an authentic, real-world question: How can we make the world a better place?

"First and foremost I have to congratulate Mrs. Sandbrook, Mr. DiMartino, Mrs. Duxbury, and the students in the Engineering Club who competed in the Future City Competition,� said Principal Scott Ziomek.

Not only did the Engineering Club compete, but they were awarded Best Utilization of a Transportation System and an Award of Excellence for Best Moving Part, and placed 5th overall!

“That is a huge accomplishment and one to be incredibly proud of,� said Ziomek. “Great job to all staff, students, and parents who came together to support this team and make this possible!�

Mrs. Sandbrook has worked diligently with the club for the past two years.

“I am so proud of the team this year,� she said. “This has been our best year yet!�

"The team braved the elements to come out and achieve the (up until now) illusive goal of placing Schalmont Middle School within the top five competitors. We have tried for years to get up on the stage for the final round. To say that it's difficult is an understatement," said SMS Science Teacher LuAnn Duxbury.

Click here to see a video of Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and the Schalmont team at the Future City Competition.