Everest Lego League “Electric Pineapples” Team Gets First Place in Robot Programming at Regionals
Everest Elementary School Principal Sue Ender reported that the Everest First Lego League (FLL) team did very well this season at their recent regional competition.
Mom Laura Arbogast, who works with the team said, though they did not qualify for the state competition, she is “very proud of the kids.”
“While we ranked high in technical and core values, we were not high enough in the other areas to qualify,” she said. “We received call-back interviews in core values, which essentially evaluate how the kids work together as a team to solve problems. They’re given a 5-minute team exercise or problem they have to solve, and then a panel of 9 to 10 judges watches them and asks them questions about how people or teams have demonstrated FLL core values to them.
“They also had a ‘technical’ call-back interview for their robot programming in which they took first place. A panel of another 10 judges asked questions on their programming and then gave them a hypothetical scenario in which they had to describe how they would program the robot to perform the task given.”
Let’s all congratulate the Electric Pineapples on a job well done!