Valley Catholic Middle School (VCMS) advanced to the National Future City competition in Washington, D.C. 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 earned the opportunity 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.

Valley Catholic Middle School’s Future City project was featured on KGW. Click here to see the story of one of the other winning entries at the regional competition in Seattle in January.

The VCMS Future City advancement to the national competition was noted in a Beaverton Valley Times story, as well as a story in the Catholic Sentinel.

Click here to see a photo album of the students at the competition in Washington D.C.