All of these teams represented SCA well in the competition last Saturday, January 24th in Atlanta, Ga.
Team Aquila Island
Julia Warbington, Dawson Whatley, Caleb Carr, Natalie Brock and Ana Skidmore
Austin Roach-Delk, Payton Chambless, Thomas Waller, Hayden Rish, Harry Merritt
Team Crossway Village
Cameron McDonald, Jared Higdon, Nathan Roberts
Alex Love, Elizabeth Montgomery, Elizabeth Rigsby, Laurel Ann Wilkerson and Liza Langstaff
Won Best Transportation Award
Team Dorado Province
Nathanael Sancinito, Emily Whatley, Andre Orr
Won award for Most Sustainable Food Production and Best Futuristic City and…
The Grand Prize of Regional Champions for the State of Georgia
These three received a piece of luggage to use on their all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in mid-February. There they will compete against 37 other regions in our nation’s Capitol for a chance to win the National Grand Prize of two weeks at Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. There they will go through astronaut training for two weeks this summer; a prize valued at over $3000 for each of them. In Washington, not only will they compete in the Future City event, but they will visit many museums, go on bus tours of the city, eat in some of the city’s finest restaurants, and possibly get to visit the White House and be honored as some of the nation’s best engineering and scientific thinkers of 2015.
These three students have worked tirelessly on their own time since school started. Since 7th and 8th graders were not required to participate in Future City as a class project this year, it is very admirable that they decided to add this heavy workload to an already full academic schedule. David Orr and Chuck Sancinito mentored the groups this year, providing valuable feedback as Emily, Nathanael, and Andrew worked through possible solutions to growing food items in an urban setting. Kim Sancinito worked with all this year’s Future City teams helping them prepared for their oral presentations, giving suggestions on how to answer any possible questions that the judges might ask.
Let’s congratulate all these students on their hard work this year and especially Team Dorado Province. They have all represented Sherwood Christian Academy well!
Author, Vickie Davis