National Future City Competition

February 28, 2011 Updated Feb 28, 2011 at 11:55 AM EDT

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National Future City Competition

February 28, 2011 Updated Feb 28, 2011 at 11:55 AM EDT

Amherst, NY (WKBW-TV)

This past January, St. Mary's School of Swormville was awarded the distinguished honor to be the area's regional representative at the National Future City Competition in Washington, D.C. which is celebrated in February. Final presentations were given by the participating teams and winners were announced February 22nd. Although the model from St. Mary's School, Aiyana Niagara, did not make the top 5 finalists in the national competition, the students were awarded "Best Futuristic City" during the awards ceremony! What a great award to receive as a participant in the National Future City Competition. This award was given to one team out of 35 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The award criteria included: use of futuristic engineering concepts into the city's communication, energy, or transportation systems. Parents are so proud of all the team members. Check out the photo gallery of the event!