FIRST® LEGO® League gives teams of up to 10 students the chance to research a real-world challenge, then innovate and develop their own solution through designing, building, and programming LEGO MINDSTORMS®-based robots to perform autonomous “missions” on a playing field. Mt. Calvary Jr. Academy in Tampa, Fla., accepted the challenge.
The 2017-2018 challenge season theme was Hydrodynamics. The team learned about the amazing engineering used to protect our most precious liquid asset — water! Mt. Calvary represented Southeastern in the Florida Regional challenge on March 25, 2018, and was awarded second place in project, honorable mention for robot design, and third place in robot performance. For the first time, the school was invited to the North American Division invitational, open only to the top teams from the regional challenges. Teams must receive an invitation from the Adventist Robotics League director to participate. The school was proud to be the first team from Southeastern to compete in the National Championships.
The championship tournament was held at Forest Lake Education Center in Altamonte Springs, Fla. There they competed with top teams from the five regions, and earned first place in project design process. They also met other Adventist teams from Washington State, Ohio, California, and North Carolina. The team that traveled the furthest was from Saipan, located in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. This was an exciting experience for both the students and adults.
Southeastern | July 2018