Princess Gophers use robots to pull down State Bid!
CONGRATULATIONS to the PRINCESS GOPHERS!!!
They’re on their way to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!
This past weekend, on Saturday, January 23rd, the Stone Princess Gophers competed in the FLL East Coast Regional Championship at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School! They competed against 25 other schools from all over the east coast of Florida.
The Stone Princess Gophers did an awesome job!! They worked so hard, came together perfectly as a team, and had a blast. Words can not explain how proud I am of them. They represented Stone in such a positive and proud way!!!!
Stone Princess Gophers won the "Judges’ Award" and brought home another trophy! During the course of competition the judges may encounter a team whose unique efforts, performance, or dynamics merit recognition. Some teams have a story that sets them apart in a unique way. Sometimes a team is so close to winning an award that the judges choose to give special recognition to the team. This award gives the judges the freedom to recognize the most remarkable team, their favorite team, for which a standard award does not exist. We are so honored to have won this award. The Princess Gophers are a rookie team with zero previous experience. They have worked so hard and have improved immensely throughout the season. They kept on trying and never gave up, no matter what!
The team bids for going on to the Florida STATE FIRST LEGO League Championship were also awarded. To move on to State you needed to score high enough in all 5 categories of Robot Design, Robot Performance Score, Project/Research Presentation, Teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism, to be one of 10 teams with the highest overall scores. Stone Princess Gophers were chosen to move on to State because of their excellent performances in all 5 of these categories!!!! We are all so very excited, this is such an awesome accomplishment!
The Florida State FIRST LEGO League Championship will be on Sunday, February 28th at the Clemente Center at Florida Tech. It's close by, so maybe some of you can come out and cheer us on! We would love to have a large supporting audience there! I'll send out more info on times and details as it gets closer.
If you have or see any of the team members, please congratulate them on their hard work, dedication and awesome win!!!!
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