Seven middle school students from Water’s Edge Village School make a splash at STEM competition

[Water's Edge Village School/Submitted]

Three teams from Water’s Edge Village School (WEVS) participated in the Future City STEM competition held in Raleigh two weeks ago.

The event, which attracted teams from across the state, challenged middle school students to think 100 years into the future and design and build a model city that prioritized sustainability and addressed the issue of climate change. The competition, which focused largely on the engineering component of city design and construction, featured over 30 teams from various school schools.

One of the WEVS teams won the Best Use of Water Resources special award, sponsored by Dewberry Water Services. The team’s model city demonstrated an innovative and effective approach to managing and utilizing water resources.

WEVS, the only charter school on the Outer Banks, is a tuition-free, public K-8 school open to all North Carolina residents, is committed to providing an innovative and challenging educational experience for all students. The school emphasizes hands-on learning and works to empower students to be confident in their critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills. Admission is by lottery, now open for the 2023-2024 academic year. The school has a maximum capacity of 46 students and is expecting to have 12 open spots for the upcoming year. This year’s lottery will be drawn on Friday, March 3rd. For more information, please visit

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