For the third year in a row, a team of students from Maricopa will represent Arizona on a national stage.

Students from Maricopa Wells and Desert Wind Middle Schools competed at the Arizona Future City Competition Jan. 25. Once again, a team of students from Maricopa Wells Middle School won the STEM-based engineering competition. The team earned an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete at the Future City National Finals.

Marley Polosky, Allison Rice and Nicolas Yendrzeski will compete at the National Finals on Feb. 14-19. The students will be accompanied by their teacher, Janell Hudson, and engineering mentor, Robyn Rice. Marley and Allison were members of the team thatwon the Arizona competition last year, making this their second trip to the National Finals.

Maricopa Wells Middle School 1st Place Team

In addition to winning the competition, MUSD students earned a total of 19 awards. MWMS students won 12 awards and DWMS students won seven awards, taking home half of the total awards from the state-wide competition. The MUSD Middle School students demonstrated their knowledge of STEM by presenting projects which designed a resilient and futuristic water supply system for a city of the future. The following awards were presented to MUSD students at the competition.

Maricopa Wells Middle School Awards:

 

1st Place: Salt Lake City
Marley Polosky, Allison Rice, Nicolas Yendrzeski

Best Application of Quality Concepts to Future Cities: Salt Lake City
Marley Polosky, Allison Rice, Nicolas Yendrzeski

Walton Sustainable Community Award: Salt Lake City
Marley Polosky, Allison Rice, Nicolas Yendrzeski

Most Sustainable Infrastructure: Santa Barbara
Bella Cox, Elin Dayley, Gracie Rogers, Amyah Clark-Martinez

Award of Distinction: Santa Barbara
Bella Cox, Elin Dayley, Gracie Rogers, Amyah Clark-Martinez

Walton Sustainable Community Award: Santa Barbara
Bella Cox, Elin Dayley, Gracie Rogers, Amyah Clark-Martinez

Special Award for Project Management: Santa Barbara
Amyah Clark-Martinez

Best Functioning City: Lindol Central
Maryn Atkinson, Rylan Blader, Genevieve Thompson

Best Scaled Model: Lindol Central
Maryn Atkinson, Rylan Blader, Genevieve Thompson

Rich Goewey Community Awareness Award: Sedora
Jo Anne Coronado Rivas, Ava Sorenson, Maximilian Voigt, Luis Quiroz-Sanchez

Walton Sustainable Community Award: Jericho
Siera Bazzel, Ana Pumarino Arcos, Chelsey Sholes

Most Innovative Design: Chennia City
Emmanuel Batrez, Stephanie Jones, Zachary Velchek

Maricopa Wells Award Winners


Desert Wind Middle School Awards:

Best Computer Model: Mek’ele
Akira Babb Valerie Hernandez, Nevaeh Livingston, Trevor Schoreder, Briana Zamorano Ramirez, Sariah Strong

Best Presentation: Santa Clara
Jazmin Perry-Marr, Lauren Roman, Chloe Armstrong, Abigail Judd, Kenton Wilson

Popular Choice: Havana
Kailynn Sanders, Alannah Flores, Kyara Lizarraga Celaya, Jessica McVay

Best Land Surveying Practices: Zavala
Megan Pedro, Catherine Correa, Rayaunna Olds, Blake Brasher, Ruby Boyle, Alexa Gomez Fuller

Best Futuristic Transportation System:  Santa Clara
Jazmin Perry-Marr, Lauren Roman, Chloe Armstrong, Abigail Judd, Kenton Wilson

Best Complex System of Systems Approach:  Zavala
Megan Pedro, Catherine Correa, Rayaunna Olds, Blake Brasher, Ruby Boyle, Alexa Gomez Fuller

Best Communication System: Nueva Esperanza
Mara Fortunato, Robert Knorr, Ayden Krehbiel, Mikaylin Whitley, Abigail Barba, Morgan Bell

Desert Wind Award Winners

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