Kennedy Middle School team wins Future City Competition

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Paul Knox Middle School pupils Hayden Parker (from left), Destiny Mathews and Meghan Harrison sit with their Hydro City model during the regional Future City competition at USC Aiken. This year's topic was "Fuel Your Future," which challenged middle schoolers to create a city using alternative energy solutions. A team from Kennedy Middle School in Aiken - Makenzie Cude, Lacie Leach and Tyler Ready - won the event and will advance to the national competition Feb. 17-22 in Crystal City, Va. More than 30 teams competed.
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A team from Kennedy Middle School in Aiken won the 19th annual Regional Future City Competition at University of South Carolina Aiken on Saturday.

Paul Knox Middle School pupils Hayden Parker (from left), Destiny Mathews and Meghan Harrison sit with their Hydro City model during the regional Future City competition at USC Aiken.  This year's topic was "Fuel Your Future," which challenged middle schoolers to create a city using alternative energy solutions. A team from Kennedy Middle School in Aiken - Makenzie Cude, Lacie Leach and Tyler Ready - won the event and will advance to the national competition Feb. 17-22 in Crystal City, Va. More than 30 teams competed.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF 
MODEL FOR THE FUTURE
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF MODEL FOR THE FUTURE
Paul Knox Middle School pupils Hayden Parker (from left), Destiny Mathews and Meghan Harrison sit with their Hydro City model during the regional Future City competition at USC Aiken. This year's topic was "Fuel Your Future," which challenged middle schoolers to create a city using alternative energy solutions. A team from Kennedy Middle School in Aiken - Makenzie Cude, Lacie Leach and Tyler Ready - won the event and will advance to the national competition Feb. 17-22 in Crystal City, Va. More than 30 teams competed.

The first-place winners – Makenzie Cude, Lacie Leach and Tyler Ready – will go on to compete in the national Future City competition Feb. 17-22 in Crystal City, Va., as a part of National Engineers Week.

More than 30 teams competed. This year’s theme was “Fuel Your Future,” which challenged middle school pupils to look for alternative energy solutions.

The teams had to do research and write an essay, create a virtual model of their city using SimCity 4 software and build a physical model with guidance from an engineer mentor.

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