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St. Hubert Catholic School Earns Award at Future Citiy Competition

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  • St. Hubert Catholic School students and mentors proudly display their physical model of the city they developed which included a nuclear power plant and elevated farms as well as buildings that utilized solar panels and green roofing.mlarson

    St. Hubert Catholic School students and mentors proudly display their physical model of the city they developed which included a nuclear power plant and elevated farms as well as buildings that utilized solar panels and green roofing.mlarson

 
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On Saturday, January 24, 2015, a team from St. Hubert Catholic School in Hoffman Estates, IL participated in the 22nd Annual Future City Competition. Thirty-four teams attended the final portion of the competition at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The competition introduces 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to engineering challenges. The challenge this year was to sustain a city of 75,000 people with one vegetable and one protein. St. Hubert students selected corn and cattle to sustain Cyber City. The competition consists of five scored components. The scoring components result by developing a virtual city using the software game Sim City, writing both a thousand word essay and five hundred word narrative, constructing a scaled physical model with a moving part, and a final presentation by three students. Professional engineers judge the Future City projects and winning teams move on to Washington DC for a National competition.

This year's St. Hubert team did not advance to Nationals, but they did secure an award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for "Best Energy or Environmental Design." The presenting team on January 24, 2015 consisted of Maile Fidale, Isabella Eby, and Johnny Waity. Mrs. Kelly O'Hara and Mr. Matthew Jasper acted as teacher moderators. St. Hubert parent, Mr. Peter Dombrowski, PE SE, acted as engineering mentor for the St. Hubert Future City Program.

Saint Hubert Catholic School is an 2014 National Blue Ribbon School in the Archdiocese of Chicago, committed to preparing our students for the 21st Century. Students in preschool thru grade eight experience a curriculum designed to develop students spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. Registration has opened for the 2015-2016 school year. Please contact the school office at 847-885-7702 for registration materials and to schedule a tour to find out how you can give your child the gift of a Saint Hubert Catholic School education.