Water’s Edge Village School students represent at STEM regional competition in Raleigh

Published 2:27 pm Monday, February 19, 2024

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Water’s Edge Village School (WEVS, pronounced waves) in Corolla sent its middle school students to Raleigh in late January to participate in the regional Future City competition. The eight students brought home the Best Visualization Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Future City is a nationwide STEM competition that challenges student teams to design and build a model city 100 years in the future that addresses a specific current issue. The competition, which centers largely on the engineering component of city infrastructure and construction, featured over 40 teams from various schools across the state. This year, the primary focus was on powering the city with clean energy.

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

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Admission is by lottery, now open for the 2024-25 academic year. The school has a maximum capacity of 46 students and is expecting to have at least five open spots. This year’s lottery will take place on Friday, March 1. WEVS will host an open house for prospective students on Thursday, February 8. Reservations are required.

For more information, go to WatersEdgeVillageSchool.com or contact Sylvia Wolff at Wolff@WatersEdgeVillageSchool.com.