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January 31, 2014


St. Francis school wins Future City awards


Tonawanda News — “Future City was a fun experience,” Gorski said. “I learned a lot about engineering. It taught me the importance of team work. Our team worked hard and it was worth it.”

Schools from Swormville, Williamsville, Lake Shore, Lewiston, Clarence, Corning, Town and City of Tonawanda and Buffalo competed.

Patricia Misso, who teaches middle school social studies and computers, is adviser to the Future City team.

“We have participated for more 18 years, and have been in the regional finals for 17 of those years” Misso said. “St. Francis School made it to the national competition twice. We placed fourth place, then second in the nation. We are the little school that can.

“We are so blessed to have the concept of STREAM already incorporated into our curriculum, and to be part of a competition that embodies those ideals. We didn’t just build a bridge, we designed a whole city,” she added.

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