Water’s Edge Middle School students represent at STEM regional competition in Raleigh – OBX Today


Water’s Edge Village School (WEVS- pronounced waves) in Corolla sent its middle school students to Raleigh last weekend to participate in the regional Future City competition. The 8 students brought home the Best Visualization Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Future City is a nation-wide STEM competition that challenges student teams to design and build a model city 100 years in the future that addresses a specific current issue. The competition, which centers largely on the engineering component of city infrastructure and construction, featured over 40 teams from various schools across the state. This year, the primary focus was on powering the city with clean energy.

WEVS, the only charter school on the Outer Banks, is a tuition-free, public K-8 school open to all North Carolina residents. Committed to providing an innovative and challenging educational experience for all students,  the school emphasizes hands-on learning and works to empower students to be confident in their critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills. Admission is by lottery, now open for the 2024-2025 academic year. The school has a maximum capacity of 46 students and is expecting to have at least 5 open spots.

This year’s lottery will take place on Friday, March 1. WEVS will be hosting an open house for prospective students on Thursday, February 8th. Reservations are required. For more information, please visit www.WatersEdgeVillageSchool.com or contact Sylvia Wolff at Wolff@WatersEdgeVillageSchool.com.