By Lisa Mader Rundle
For Linglestown Gazette
Students from Linglestown Middle School competed in a regional Future City competition and walked away with a second-place finish.
The event held at the State Museum in Harrisburg attracted 21 teams.
Linglestown Middle team members were 8th graders Maggie Doherty, Amelia Smeltz, Connor Burns, Eleanor Haugsby, Emma Rundle, Bryna Landefeld, Morgan Fleck, Tiffany Chen, Page Gourley, Megan Gardner and Danielle Bostjancic.
They were tasked with identifying an authentic, real-world issue that older people have and engineering two innovative solutions. The team imagined, designed, and built to scale an incredible age-friendly city of the future called Vida Longa. They also wrote a 1,500-word essay, designed a virtual city, and made a seven-minute presentation.
The model of Vida Longa will be on display at the State Museum for the next few months.