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Students with winning entry L to R: Maansi Singh, Vivian Nguyen, Jacob Strayer and Jordan Baumgartner
Students with winning entry L to R: Maansi Singh, Vivian Nguyen, Jacob Strayer and Jordan Baumgartner
Valley Catholic Middle School Advances to National Future City Competition (Photo) - 02/06/19

Valley Catholic Middle School Advances to National Future City Competition

Beaverton, Ore.,-  Valley Catholic Middle School (VCMS) will be advancing to the National Future City competition in Washington, D.C. The team will depart on February 15, and the results of the competition will be decided on February 19.

According to the Future City website, “Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future.” https://futurecity.org/

The opportunity to participate in the national competition came as a surprise to VCMS. At the regional competition on January 19, VCMS had placed second, but a scoring error was discovered and the team found out that they placed first and are advancing to the national competition.

The winning entry, CurioCity, was created by four seventh grade VCMS students: Jordan Baumgartner, Vivian Nguyen, Maansi Singh, and Jacob Strayer.

VCMS teacher Kalani Efstathiou commented, “I am tremendously proud of all of the students who participated in Future City this year and in previous years. It is an incredible testament to the hard work and dedication of these four students that went above and beyond to become the first team from Valley Catholic, and I believe the first from the state of Oregon, to win the Regional Competition. On behalf of the students, I also want to thank all those from the Valley Catholic community who have helped guide our students through this project.” 

This this the second year that VCMS has participated in Future City. The Future City project is a component in the school’s STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program, which was recently the first school in the Pacific Northwest to earn STEM certification from AdvancED.

In order to earn STEM Certification, Valley Catholic Middle School had to demonstrate adherence to the AdvancED STEM Standard as reflected by the school’s performance across 11 rigorous STEM Indicators. Valley Catholic Middle School’s STEM program also includes opportunities for all students to engage in project-based, hands on learning, participate in student-directed lessons, showcase communication and presentation skills, and make connections to the real world through community partnerships. 

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About Valley Catholic

With outstanding faculty and a rich tradition of excellence in academics, arts and athletics, Valley Catholic provides a faith-based education and unique learning experiences – in and out of the classroom – for students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Valley Catholic is also home to a respected regional music school with year-round programming for children and adults.

Valley Catholic promotes a strong academic tradition of critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and active social responsibility, preparing young men and women to be lifelong learners and leaders.

 

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