Lafeyette School students tackled one of the most crucial issues facing the development and sustainability
of urban areas by participating in the regional portion of the Future City Competition.
Held at Northeastern University the weekend of January 25, the Lafayette middle school students
completed a project addressing the theme of the competition — transportation. The Future City
Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th
grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator
and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ software; research and write solutions to an
engineering problem; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; and present their
ideas before judges at Regional Competitions in January. Back row, from left: Michelina Tumblin,
Ms. Uminski, Adrian Rodriguez, Andres Gomez, Dimitri Abraham, Thokmey Dorjee, Cristian Alas,
Ali Alananzeh, and Calvin Tran. Front row, from left: Max Ruggiero, Anne Souza, Marcos DeAguiar,
Eric Souza, Nicholas Howe, Kunchok Khabnay, Musa Bittaye, Alex McBride, and Ida Bittaye.