Rep. Handel Recognizes "Future City Competition" Winners

February 22, 2018 \\ Press Release
Roswell Residents, St. Jude’s Catholic School students receive recognition for STEM-focused project

ROSWELL, GA - U.S. Representative Karen Handel on Thursday recognized the winners of the middle school “Future City Competition.” The students are Roswell residents, and attend St. Jude’s Catholic School in Sandy Springs.

"As a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, strengthening and promoting STEM education has been a priority of mine in Washington," Rep. Handel said. "It's wonderful to see students from the Sixth District taking these skills and applying them in such a practical, creative way, and I commend them for their accomplishments."

This academic contest challenged middle school students to design a city set at least 100 years in the future. It is designed to teach kids how cities work while also strengthening knowledge in STEM subjects.

This year’s theme was “Age-Friendly City,” as students were asked to design a city that would allow senior citizens to live actively and independently using the game “SimCity."