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GREEN DESIGNS: ISMS takes fifth with futuristic city project

January 22, 2013

Indian Springs Middle School’s team Hydropolis took fifth place at the regional Future City contest Saturday. From left: Jake Rensner, Eric Burkholder, Caleb Binkley, and Brian Cass, a teacher at ISMS. More photos appear on Page A3. Post & Mail photo / Amy Jagger

FORT WAYNE (AP) — With their futuristic city, Hydropolis, three Indian Springs Middle School Students participated in a contest at IPFW Saturday.

This is the 12th year for the regional Future City program, held in Fort Wayne. Over the years 85 different schools have competed with various mock cities all targeted to solve some of the world’s biggest environmental issues.

Team Hydropolis placed in the top five and earned a chance to present their city Saturday afternoon fro a spot at the national contest held in Washington, D.C.

Hydropolis took home the Outstanding Citywide Transportation Award and a fifth place overall ranking.

The team was comprised of Jake Rensner, Eric Burkholder, Caleb Binkey and Brian Cass, a teacher at ISMS.

Other teams represented ISMS as well.

For the last decade, the annual event has been encouraging budding engineers and scientists to stretch their imaginations and peer into the world in which we might someday live, said Carol Dostal, the competition’s Indiana regional coordinator.

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