Middle school team has best showing yet at Future Cities competition

federal legislators pose with a group of middle school students wearing medals. two students hold a banner

Broadalbin-Perth Middle School took second place at the regional Future Cities competition held in the Armory at the Sage Colleges in Albany on Jan. 12. It was their best showing to date in the five years that B-P has participated in the competition. 

The program challenges middle school students to use their imaginations to design a model city of the future. Students learn engineering skills as they work in a team to design, build, and present their city. They apply math, science, engineering and technology as they enhance their writing and presentation skills.

B-P’s team designed “Fusion Bay,” a futuristic city that has a resilient power grid. The team had to plan, design, build and present their model. Students had worked since September in preparation for the competition.

The team includes students Logan Aery, Madison Dolly, Owen Compani, Kyle Dunlap, Marion Marotta, Laurel Mitchell, Hannah Nolett, Trenton Richmond, Charles Santon, Mark Staie, Dane Skretkowicz, Joe Voland, Emma Watermann and Albert Zierak.

Michael Nacheman and Anita Stabrowski are their teacher sponsors, Nichole Sullivan is their teacher mentor and Isabella LaTour, Emily Mickan and Colin Santon are their their ninth grade peer mentors.