Elwood Students Prepare to be World Changers of the Future

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Four students from Elwood Middle School were awarded the "Most Creative Community Space” for their team’s Future City design, which was presented at the Future City regional competition on Jan. 19. Out of nearly 50 teams, only twelve specialty awards were distributed.

This competition, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, challenges sixth through eighth graders to imagine ways to make the world a better place by solving city sustainability issues. The 2018-19 theme was “Powering Our Future,” and called for students to design a city power grid that could potentially withstand and recover from a natural disaster.

Elwood’s Future City Team, composed of students Nate Tyll, Chloe Keil, Catherine Ruyle and Colby Knorr, designed a city that was earthquake proof. This was accomplished by having the city magnetically levitated while being powered by black hole energy.

“Students did an amazing job at designing, constructing and then defending their city against a large panel of judges,” said technology club advisor Mr. Alex Wrightman. “These students are preparing themselves to be the world changers of the future.”