Water’s Edge Village School students make a splash at STEM competition

Published 3:36 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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Three teams made up of seven middle school students from Water’s Edge Village School (WEVS) participated in the Future City STEM competition held in Raleigh recently. The event, which attracted teams from across the state, challenged middle school students to think 100 years into the future and design and build a model city that prioritized sustainability and addressed the issue of climate change.

The competition focused largely on the engineering component of city design and construction. It featured over 30 teams from various school schools.

One of the WEVS teams won the Best Use of Water Resources special award, sponsored by Dewberry Water Services. The team’s model city demonstrated an innovative and effective approach to managing and utilizing water resources, noted a WEVS press release. Members of the winning team are Nicole Marmann, Griffin Hill, Nicholas Michael, and Olivia Wolff and Michael Weiler, who couldn’t attend but participated in the building of the project.

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WEVS is the only charter school on the Outer Banks. It is a tuition-free, public k-8 school open to all North Carolina residents and “is committed to providing an innovative and challenging educational experience for all students,” stated the release. “The school emphasizes hands-on learning and works to empower students to be confident in their critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills.”

For more information, go to WatersEdgeVillageSchool.com.