Published on April 12, 2021
Congratulations to Warwick Middle School’s Future City team for recently taking second place at the national competition, for their city of Choros.
The awards were announced during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, April 7th at 1 p.m. The students thought they were going to be interviewed about their project during a live video call, but then found out they made the top five. During the awards ceremony, it was announced that Warwick Middle School (Central Pennsylvania region) received awards for "Best Presentation Video" and "Best City for Transportation," as well as second place overall.
"The highlight for me was receiving the award for best presentation,” stated Claire Diffenbach, who was also a presenter on the team. “We worked so hard on weekends to put everything together. I think the toughest part was memorizing the parts for the video presentation, but it was so fun to be able to do this with all of your friends."
"I'm so excited about this because we got second place in the entire country. Especially with COVID and everything this school year, we didn't even think we were going to have a project, let alone take second at Nationals," said Austin Van Grouw.
Members of this year’s team included the following students:
8th-grade team members: Claire Diffenbach, Katie Hackman, Crystal Kirui, Brisa Miller, Linnea Miller, Nolan Mitchell, Abby Munoz, Parker Smith, Jacob Soslow, Evie Strayer, Connor Stephenson, Maeve Zee
7th-grade team members: Travis Becker, Emily Boltz, Ian Davis, Ella Dissinger, Rowan Dzurko, Sloan Dzurko, Ryker Geesaman, Sara Hassona, Seth Jerchau, Nathaniel Kimmel, Jenna Jones, Rya McKain, Lizzy Matthews, Liz Mckenna, Gabby O’Connor, Sebastian Pilarte, Sarah Trovinger, Austin Van Grouw, Charlie White, Jack White
High school advisors: Christian Kegel, Grace Kegel, Connor Henry, Zoe Buchanan, and Jonah Ahlers.