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Future City Competion: powering our future

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Middle schoolers all over the county are preparing for a fierce competition over Future Cities. 

The DiscoverE’s Future City Competition is a non-profit educational program that asks middle-school students to imagine, design, and build cities of the future. The event features 34 teams of middle school students from Southern California who have created large tabletop models of their future cities. 

During the January 19th competition at Grossmont College the groups will present and defend their cities to judges. They present and defend their cities to judges at the competition. Some of the judges include Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, President of Grossmont College, Debra Kimberling, President of San Diego County Engineering Council and Adolfo Gonzales, San Diego County Chief Probation Officer.

The theme of this year’s contest is “Powering our future.” The team that wins the local competition will receive an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the Future City Competition National Finals in Washington, D.C.

Regional Coordinator for the Future City competition, Halil Akdeniz, and a team that will take part in the competition joined Morning Extra to talk about the project and how it is helping local students.  

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