This past Saturday SCH robotics hosted a FIRST Lego League (FLL) event that included an FLL Explore Expo (grades 2-4) and an FLL Challenge Regional Qualifying Tournament (Middle School teams).
During the FLL Explore Expo, nine teams (grades 2-4) showcased their problem/solution models to this year’s challenge, Cargo Connect, and were judged in various categories based on the FIRST core values. SCH was well represented with seven teams judged in person by a group of volunteers from SCH Robotics.
There were sixteen Middle School teams (five from SCH) that competed in the FLL Challenge Regional Qualifying Tournament. Teams were judged on robot performance, robot design, innovation project presentation, and core values reflections. The combined scores for these four areas creates an overall score, and the top five teams from our tournament advance to the Regional Championship 🏆 on January 29, hosted again by SCH!
We’d like to congratulate all of the teams that competed this weekend with a special shout-out to our two 6th grade FLL teams who were recognized by the judges for their efforts. Team 545 received the Robot Design Award, which is awarded to the team that uses outstanding programming principles and solid engineering practices to develop a robot that is mechanically sound, durable, efficient, and highly capable of performing challenge missions. Team 547 took home two awards—the Robot Performance Award, which is given to the team with the highest match score after 2.5 minutes of play, and the Excellence in Engineering Award, which celebrates a team with an efficiently designed robot, an innovative project solution that effectively addresses the season challenge, and core values evident in all they do. Both teams will be representing SCH at the regional tournament in January. Hagin Foley, a member of Team 545, commented on his experience: “This is my first year doing FLL and I thought it was very fun and good for team building.… It feels very awesome to go to regionals and I’m very excited.”
Team 547 (6th grade): Hagin Foley, Jaxen Wingard, Henry Hayne, Charlie Fuld, Krishan Gandhi, Joah Perlman, Princeton Bayonne,’ Jakai Badgett, and Mia Buffert.
Team 545 (6th grade): Adam Lane, Alec Stewart, Kiran Chennupati, Ethan Monberg, Devon Donato, Taylor Williams, Gerren Maddrey, and Alana Houston.
Click here to view the slideshow of the FMA-FLL Tournament.