Dec 5, 2015 | Griffin, GA
The First LEGO League (FLL) Regional Tournament was held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Carver Road Middle School. Griffin-Spalding County Schools Superintendent, Mr. Jim Smith, was present and addressed the judges, coaches, and entire audience during the opening ceremony. At the conclusion of the regional tournament, the results revealed the hard work and dedication of the Griffin-Spalding County School participants. Of the twenty-four teams in attendance, twelve teams were from Griffin-Spalding County Schools. Six of the twelve teams have now qualified for competition at the Super Regional Tournament at Clayton State University on January 9, 2016.
The following Griffin-Spalding County School teams were regional tournament award winners:
Team 12438 - 2nd Place Champion's - Carver Road Middle School
Team 12436 - 3rd Place Champion's - Carver Road Middle School
Team 12440 - Programming Award - Cowan Road Middle School
Team 22579 - Presentation Award - Cowan Road Elementary School
Team 17623 - Inspiration Award - Kennedy Road Middle School
The following teams will advance to the Super Regional Tournament in January:
Team 12436 from Carver Road Middle School
Team 12438 from Carver Road Middle School
Team 12440 from Cowan Road Middle School
Team 17621 from Rehoboth Road Middle School
Team 17623 from Kennedy Road Middle School
Team 22579 from Cowan Road Middle School
Special thanks to the tournament organizer, Ms. Antoinette Richter, Engineering/Technology teacher from Carver Road Middle School, for organizing this event.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) combines two organizations to help expose young minds to the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Each year, FLL releases a new challenge in late August which consists of three components: robot game, project, and core values. Directed by coaches, the teams conduct research on the science behind these challenges and design an innovative solution to solve the problem while practicing the core values. Using the LEGO MINDSTORMS technology, the teams must design, build, and program a robot to overcome these challenges and compete on a thematic playing field. Throughout the season, they develop multiple talents and techniques such as teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and presentation skills all while engaging in the STEM concepts and having fun!