This past Saturday Cornerstone’s FIRST Lego League (FLL) team, the Tech Squad, attended an official FLL tournament for the first time. Twenty-three teams attended the East of the River FLL Regional Tournament to compete. The teams were judged on several categories including robot design, teamwork, and a team project.
Despite being the newcomers, the team rose to the challenge while completing several robot performance missions flawlessly. In the end, the Tech Squad took home first place in the Robot Performance category. This win entitled the Tech Squad to one of only 7 Golden Tickets to the Connecticut FLL State Championship which will be held in December.
Through this process the students say that they learned more than just how to program a robot. They shared that even if you are scared, you should do things, like talking to people you’ve never met. Also, they learned that even when things are hard you can still have fun. They also learned how to work as a team by not talking over each other.
Congratulations to these students, and “good luck” at the state championships!