Saturday, November 14, 2015

Island School Wins FIRST Lego League Competition!

Island School hosted 10 teams representing 9 schools across the island. The students spent the morning presenting their ideas, demonstrating team work, and describing their robots to a panel of judges made up of community leaders from various companies on Kaua‘i. Even superintendent of schools, Bill Arakaki, was on hand to judge one of the project rooms. In the afternoon, the Wilcox Gym was packed with spectators watching the students compete in the robot game. The teams programmed autonomous robots to complete specific tasks to earn big points.  
 
Teams competing in this contest were trying to secure a spot in the state tournament that will be held on O‘ahu on Dec. 5th.  
 
The teams advancing to the state tournament this year are: 
1. The Foodbusters - Island School Middle
2. The Robotic Voyagers - Island School Elementary
3. The Robo-Builders - King Kaumuli‘i Elementary
 
Congratulations to all the teams and to Coaches Sue Macklin, Nathaniel Evslin and Janet Powell. Our teams will represent Kauai well!  Gooooo Voyagers!


Our middle school team, the Food Busters in the top row, l-r: Cameron Hubler, Alexa Lauryn, Katherine Polzin, Keola Takayama, Tiago Morgado, Sydney Jona,Paulina Do, and Coach Janet Powell (top right) and coordinator Traci Sullivan(center).
On the bottom row, our elementary team, the Robotic Voyagers are, l-r: Titus Schweitzer, Kai Spindt, Thatcher Magoun, Kilinoe Oliveira, Julia Schilleci, Sienna Temme, Kala Edwards, Maddie Hubbard, Savannah Hubbard, and Coach Nathaniel Evslin (top left) and Coach Sue Macklin (right). Not pictured is Zachary Ing.
The Food Busters show off their 1st Place Trophy
The Robotic Voyagers received 2nd Place plus the Core Values Award
For more information on Hawai‘i Lego League, visit their website: http://www.hawaiifll.org/home