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Alexander repeats at virtual city event

J.M. Alexander Middle School eighth-graders Emma Amick, Samuel Thornton and Preston Daniels won the N.C. Regional Engineers Week Future City competition at N.C. State University on Jan. 27. It’s the second straight year J.M. Alexander has won.

Emma, Samuel and Preston teamed with teacher Mary Kendrick and volunteer engineer mentor Camille Brown Thornton with CBT Designs to finish first overall for their winning city, “Jeddah,” and win awards for Best Virtual City, Best Essay and Best Presentation.

The winners will compete in the Future City National competition Feb. 15-20 in Washington, D.C. The competition is a program of the National Engineers Week Foundation.

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