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KSAT students impress city leaders again

KSAT students with mayor

Once again, students from Krueger School of Applied Technologies (KSAT) brought home the trophy in the SA Smart Mayor’s Smart City Challenge.

In fact, KSAT students won first and second place this year.

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Twelve teams from across the city made it to the finals, but KSAT was well represented, with seven teams in that group.

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The students have been working for months on the Mayor’s challenge of creating a product, service or strategy on how San Antonio can best use and manage water for the long-term benefit of the people here.

Students presented their ideas to the San Antonio Water System CEO, Robert Puente, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and other city leaders.

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“I am absolutely giddy. It is so fun,” said eighth-grader Danika Maddox. “I wish there was more to do. It’s amazing that we have this sort of power to make an impact. It’s rare that we get that out our age.”

The Mayor’s Challenge is an important project to KSAT’s Principles of Applies Engineering Teacher Tracy Thomas. Every year, she takes advantage of the project to help her students grow and learn how to make an impact in their community.

“Mrs. Thomas likes to challenge her students just to make them better. She’s amazing and really knows how to educate her students,” said eighth-grader John Elliot. “KSAT has brought a lot to my mindset that I don’t think I would get at a normal middle school. I mean, I am just an eighth-grader, and me and my friends are coming up with something to help the community and city overall. It’s great knowing we are helping someone.”

posted by: Evan Henson
posted on: 05/27/2022