Maricopa Wells Middle School Students Make Presentation at Arizona State University Sustainability Solutions Showcase
Students from Maricopa Wells Middle School blended learning classrooms attended a VIP dinner at the Arizona State University Sustainability Solutions Showcase at the Desert Botanical Gardens on February 13th. The goal of the event was to "bring together sustainability leaders to celebrate and recognize ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Awards Winners." The students were asked to present their Future City project to a room of about 200 honored guests, including Dr. Michael Crow, president of ASU, and Rob and Melani Walton. Rob Walton is the retired chairman of the board of Walmart and serves as chair of the Environment Program Committee of the Walton Family Foundation. "Team Tiago" was invited to this event because they won the "Walton Sustainable Community Award" at the Arizona Future City state competition held at ASU on January 28th. Team members included Alondra Garfias, Maverick Miller, Joseline Nowell, and Alex Grace, along with their teachers Robyn Rice and Joseph Szoltysik.