Temperamental table rounds are the most nerve-racking.

Temperamental table rounds are the most nerve-racking.

Wow what a year it has been for our FIRST LEGO League team! Gratefully, it isn’t over yet! Our team competed in The Colorado State Championship a few weeks ago and we won the 2nd Place Champions Award! We really appreciated being recognized for all our hard work. It went well during the day so the kids should have been proud whatever they got if anything so it was quite a surprise when they read off our team. All throughout the naming of the prizes, we thought we had a chance at the project awards. When our team got passed up and there were only three trophies left to give out, most all of us had resigned ourselves that we wouldn’t come away with any prizes.

The kids did well all the way through. Here’s the blurb that was read before the team got called up:

Champs Award #2
Impress the judges with what you know.

Impress the judges with what you know.

This team had exceptional research and presentation, professionalism, and motivation. They solved a multitude of problems for seniors by going above and beyond the expectations. They show great potential for their futures and stood out in their battery testing and clever pop-out brick. The 2nd place Champion’s Award goes to team #1023, the Mindstorm Maniacs

Well done Maniacs!
Next, we are on the waitlist to attend the Invitational Open Championship at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, CA in May.