Over 50 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Teams converged on Jefferson Middle School on January 19 and 20 to compete in the Olympia FLL Regional Qualifier. OSD was represented by nine teams from all four middle schools and ORLA – all these teams were “rookie” teams, having no students who had ever participated in the FLL before. All the OSD teams performed very well and demonstrated the “Gracious Professionalism” promoted by the FIRST organization.
> The Electrons (Jefferson MS) – won the Robot Performance Award for scoring the highest in the Robot Game and the Innovation Award for their creative solution to the research project
> The Leg’O Lords (Marshall MS) – placed 3rd in the Robot Game and won the Presentation Award for their research project presentation
> Team Allied (Washington MS) – won the “Gracious Professionalism” Award for their exemplary conduct throughout the competition
> Raiders 1 (Reeves MS) – won the Mechanical Design Award for their robust hardware design
> Raiders 2 (Reeves MS) – won the Inspiration Award for their excellent teamwork
> The Herobots (Washington MS) – placed 5th in the Robot Game performance
We would also like to thank the dozens of STEM Pals who stepped up to volunteer for this event. Without the support and dedication of these community members, this event recognizing the efforts and success of STEM students would not have been possible.