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Future Cities Firsts for PC

Future Cities Firsts for PC

Represented by 18 Penn Charter seventh graders and under the leadership of first-year science teacher Susan Chan-Peter, our first-ever Middle School Future Cities team competed in a regional event in January. Having worked through the fall, students collaborated on the city model, formal plans, essay, and presentation to the judges. At the virtual event, students connected with other teams and gained ideas they'll use to improve and refine their city plans.

The waste-free city that the PC student team created included pioneering upgrades to waste management, energy conservation and transportation. The team earned two honors from the regional judges: Best Transportation System, and Outstanding First-Year Team! Congratulations!

close up of PC's Future Cities model made of recycled objects

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