On Saturday, December 4, 2010, the Stone Princess Gophers competed in the Westside FLL Regional Qualifying Tournament at Westside Elementary in Palm Bay!
They won a bid to the Florida State FIRST LEGO League Regional Championship, that will be held in late January 2011. They are one of 96 teams that will earn its way to the Florida Regional Competitions. This is a great accomplishment as there are 350 FLL teams in Florida this year!!!
Congratulations Princess Gophers!! We are so PROUD of you!!
Team members are...
Also, a BIG SPECIAL THANK YOU to the following who helped mentor and support the girls in getting ready for this tournament and for wearing the Gopher Costume at the tournament, Troy G., Sterlyn M., Troy St. L. and Gabriel W..
CONGRATULATIONS PRINCESS GOPHERS and GOOD LUCK for the rest of the season!!!!!
I am pleased to announce that 7 Stone students have been selected to be in the 2011 All-State Chorus:
The four students listed below also auditioned, passed both rounds, and scored rather well – some even higher than previous students who have made All-State. Unfortunately, competition was just higher than usual this year for their voice-part/choir.
Rebecca N. on Violin
Anisa K. for Violin
Anthony C. for Double Bass
These girls experienced the creativity and innovation of engineering and technology. They met women engineers and technologists and heard first-hand about these exciting careers.
They participated in hands on projects about design engineering, electronics, chemical and manufacturing engineering, nanotechnology, cryogenic fluids, mechanical and industrial engineering, robotics, thermopolymers, crime scene investigating, and structural design engineering.
The girls spent the day creating, designing, learning, and having fun by constructing desserts, recreating prototypes, making cosmetics, building and launching catapults, programming robots, lifting fingerprints, taking apart and looking inside small electrical appliances, and many other exciting activities.
It was a FANTASTIC day for all!!!
You should visit our picture gallery to see the girls learning and having fun!
A special huge THANK YOU to the Society of Women Engineers Space Coast Section for providing registration sponsorships and bus transportation for the girls who attended from Stone Middle School!
President- Lilli M.
Vice President- Maggie M.
Recording Secretary- Rebecca N.
Corresponding Secretary- Stephanie R.
Treasurer- Natalie B.
Historian- Reem S.
|Logan F.||Darius A.||Nick E.||Chase J.H.||Shadiah T|
|Joey M.||Stephon W.||Josh R.||Matt G.||Jordan W.|
|Eli F.||Keith M.||Charles M.||R.J. T.||Tionne W.|
|Anthony C.||Jalen B.||TeQuan R.|
Adam J. & John M. - Superior Humorous Interpretation
Ethan S. - Superior Serious Interpretation
Angela C. - Superior Persuasive Speech
William H. - FIRST PLACE COUNTY SUPERIOR
Lilli M. - FIRST PLACE COUNTY SUPERIOR
Lexy J. - FIRST PLACE COUNTY SUPERIOR
It was a good year for Stone.
Congratulations to all that qualified and keep up the great work!
3.5 Grade Point Average
All Behavior Grades: S
Paul A. II
William H. IV
Judy Maggi M.
Sarah Lilli M.
Hyrum Von N.
Beta Club Inductees
Beta - 3.0 Grade Point Average
All Behavior Grades: S
William H. IV
Judy Maggi M.
Sarah Lilli M.
Ms. Rock and her chorus classes held open auditions in March for the 4th Annual School Musical. Following the auditions, they spent several week’s learning, practicing their parts and rehearsing. This year there were over 50 students involved in the musical, theatric extravaganza Beauty and the Beast!
The students and Ms. Rock seem to top their previous year’s efforts at producing an entertaining and talented rendition of a fully staged, costumed musical!
Our 7th grade Team Strikers won 2nd place in the Southeast Region for their project on bacterial contamination. Each team member will receive $3,000 in savings bonds.
Team Striker members:
Our 8th grade group, Team SOAR, has won Best application of Science for the Southeast Region for their project on alternative energy. Each team member will receive $2,000 in savings bonds.
Team SOAR members:
At the popular Melbourne Art Festival April 24th, 8 pieces were specially selected for display in two categories:
2-D Art Category:
Victoria S. Forgotten Bronze
Veronica R. Laces Lost in Lovely Land
Ellen S. Motorcycle Wheel
3-D Art Category;
Savannah F. The Act of Thinking Third Place
Ellen S. Seeds of Thought
Niki C. Self Portrait Honorable Mention
Taylor C. (Clay) The Stuff of Fairy Tales and Nightmares
Congratulations also to the individual Stone students who submitted their efforts in the 2-D Category:
for Book Quest & Reader's Theatre: Colleen K. (Narrator), Joanna T., & Jazmyne L.
I'm equally as proud of our Algebra I team. They exuded dedication, perseverance, and great team spirit.
Reena E. fought her way to Third Place in the State Geography Bee.
101 of the State’s top Geography Students met in Jacksonville on Friday to compete for a chance to participate in the National Geography Bee.
As a sponsor, I was able to watch Reena compete in the preliminaries. Reena was the only girl in a room with 19 other students. She was the only student in the room to get all 8 questions correct in the competition. Only three other students besides her had no incorrect answers. That meant that Reena was in the finals. Reena was the only girl out of the ten finalists.
When the finals began, Reena was awesome answering some really tough questions. This years state competition was harder than any other I’ve seen in the past. Everyone who has done it for years agrees. When all was said and done, Reena ended up in third place. The two questions that eliminated her were VERY tough. I wouldn’t have answered them correctly.
She received a t-shirt, a hard back atlas from National Geographic, another atlas, a check for some money, and a very nice bag.
Everyone should be EXTREMELY proud of her accomplishment. She has represented herself and Stone Middle very well.
Flockbots: Programming Robots to Communicate to Enhance Mission Success: Year 2
Harely D. and Kirra M. - 3rd place in Teams
The Extraction, Isolation and Testing of the Active Sunscreen Substance in Cassiopeia Mucus
Colleen K. - 2nd place in Microbiology
A Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Mushroom Extracts
Killian M. - 3rd place in Biochemistry
The Effects of Temperature on the Bioluminescence Produced by the Sea Fire Fly, Cypridina hilgendorfii
Luis O'D. - 3rd place in Earth and Planetary science
Identifying the Correlation Between Minor Variations of the Earth’s Magnetic Field, Geomagnetic Storms, and Errors in GPS Signals
Lilli M. was selected as one of the top three essayists at Stone on this topic. Her essay (and Stone’s other top 2 essays) advanced to compete with other essays from all around Brevard County.
Seventh grader Lilli received THIRD PLACE, which would be a big honor to receive 3rd amongst other 7th graders... but Lilli was also competing against 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders!
What would you have written?
Think about time you share with your family.
This might include…
eating meals together
traveling or vacations
visiting other family members
simply spending time together
What does “Being There” with your family really mean to you?
Winning Essays will be published in Brevard Public School’s Mark of Excellence
and may be used as part of the Brevard County Be There Campaign!
You made Stone Proud again Lilli!
13 Stone band students participated in this year’s Solo and Ensemble (S&E) assessment. 4 students received a rating of “excellent” and 9 received a rating of “superior.” Students prepared the music on their own and performed for a judge. The judge listened and critiqued the performance giving each student a private lesson. This was a great showing for the stone band. All participants are very proud of their efforts and deserve to be congratulated.
This past weekend, the Florida Junior Academy of Sciences annual conference was held at Indian River State College concurrent with the Florida Academy of Sciences 74th annual meeting. Senior academy scientists judged the junior academy research presentations.
Stone science research students had an incredible showing sweeping all three first places and taking 8 of the 12 junior division place awards!
1st Place - Luke B.: The Effects of Bisphenol A on the Heart Rate of Water Fleas, Daphnia magna
3rd Place - Colleen K.: A Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Mushroom Extracts
1st Place - Jerry C.: A Study of the Herbicidal Effects of Allelopathic Plant Extracts
2nd Place - Anisa K.: A Comparison of the Effects of Seawalls and Perched Beaches on the Amount of Beach Erosion
4th Place - Nicole C.: The Effects of Mycofiltration on Simulated Sewage Water
Recognition - Ivanna R.: The Effects of Cell Phone Radio Radiation on Fruit Flies, Drosophilia melanogaster
1st Place - Christopher H.: The Effects of a Base Isolation Bearing on a Building During Simulated Earthquakes
2nd Place - Austin S.: A Comparison of the Ability of Various Roof Designs to Withstand High Winds
4th Place - Taylor C.: Flockbots: Programming Robots to Communicate to Enhance Mission Success: Year 2
The 7th grade girl's in their first year in middle school track and field proved just as talented as the 8th graders winning every meet. The seventh graders were led by : Tiffany H., Giani S., and Yaneli M..
Like Jasmine, Giani S. did not lose any races that she participated in. The girls displayed a lot of heart and effort by accomplishing the unthinkable: Going UNDEFEATED. There was not one member on the team that was more valued than the other, and it took a team effort to accomplish what they did. It took a team effort from the coaches as well. Without the guidance of Coach Johnson (distance coach) and Coach Heid (field events coach) the undefeated season would not have been possible. Also Coach Kinsel (boy’s sprint coach) played a key role in the girl’s season by helping develop the girls through thorough, intense practices.
This was a dream season, as teams like this don't come around every year.
This year the conference is being held at Indian River State College on March 20th. Stone research students had a remarkable showing, with 15 Stone students being selected to present at the conference – 50% of the students selected state-wide were Stone research students!
The following students will be representing Stone at the annual FJAS conference:
For the second year in a row, Reena E. has qualified for the Florida State Geography Bee. In order to qualify, Reena had to be one of the top 100 students in the state on the qualifying exam.
This is a HUGE honor for Reena and Stone. The State Geography Bee will be held on April 9, 2010 in Jacksonville.
Last year, Reena made it to the State Finals and finished 6th in the entire state! WOW!
Please congratulate Reena on her accomplishments and wish her luck on April 9th.
We had an awesome, long day and the teams did fantastic!
The Princess Gophers won the Overall Team Spirit Award for rocking the house and making engineering and technology fun, accessible and rewarding. They were very visible in their LEGO crowns cheering for ALL teams. Plus the Princess Gophers had their team picture in the Championship Program.
The Robo Gophers won an award for being an Outstanding Ambassador Team, they finished in the top 8 teams for Technical/Robot Design, and finished #10 for robot performance.
Two of our team members were honored with individual Gracious Professionalism awards that were handed out throughout the competition by
secret judges who saw the team members doing acts of gracious professionalism. They were awarded a special championship coin and then they
were called up to the front and given Florida FLL Backpacks. Those honored with this award were Anna B. and Gabriel W.-V.
As you see, the Stone Robo & Princess Gophers had a great day. As always, they represented Stone Middle School in a positive and proud way.
If you have or see any of the team members, please congratulate them on their hard work, dedication to the team and an awesome win!!!!
Team members are...
On Thursday, February 18th at the Educational Service Facility in Viera, our School Winner, Brandon Bailer,(Ms. R., Lang. Arts) made it to the 8th
Round. There were 93 students participating, representing 93 of Brevard County’s schools.
Brandon was with the LAST remaining 6 students!
CONGRATULATIONS to the ROBO GOPHERS!!!
They’re on their way to the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!
This past weekend, on Saturday, February 6th, the Stone Robo Gophers competed in the 2nd FLL East Coast Regional Championship at Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School! They competed against 24 other schools from all over Florida.
Stone Robo Gophers won Robot Performance 3rd Place and brought home a trophy! This award goes to the team whose robot is able to score the most points pursuing Challenge missions on the competition field. After each team has had a chance to run their robot for a minimum of three rounds, teams are ranked by their highest score in a single round. We had the third highest score and were only 1 little move off of having the highest score of the day.
The team bids for going on to the Florida STATE FIRST LEGO League Championship were also awarded. To move on to State, teams need 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 12 teams with the highest overall scores. Stone Robo Gophers were chosen to move on to State because of their excellent performances in all 5 of these categories!!!! We are so 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. Both the Robo Gophers and Princess Gophers will be competing against each other and 46 other teams from all over the state of Florida. Florida Tech is just down the street, so you can come out and cheer us on! We would love to have a large supporting audience all dressed in ORANGE & BLACK! I'll send out more info on times and details as it gets closer.
This past Friday and Saturday the Brevard South Science and Engineering Fair was held at the Melbourne Square Mall. Over 325 students from both public and private secondary schools participated.
The competition was intense, but Stone students had an outstanding showing taking more place awards than any school. Stone students took 46 place awards!
State Science and Engineering Fair & the Orlando Science Center Science Challenge
The following students won state science fair bids and will be attending the State Science and Engineering Fair in Orlando April 7-10 and the Orlando Science Center Science Challenge in Orlando March 12-13:
Taylor C. Harley D. Kirra M. Killian M. Luis O’D.
A State Science and Engineering Fair bid also was awarded to Colleen K.
Alternate Best of Show for the South Brevard Science and Engineering Fair
Luis O’D. Identifying the Correlation Between Minor Variations of the Earth’s Magnetic Field, Geomagnetic Storms, and Errors in GPS Signals
Place Awards (by Category)
2nd Ryan R. The Effects of Social Interactions on the Electric Fields Produced by the Black Ghost Knife Fish, Apteronotus albifrons
4th John S. A Study of Nematodes as a Method of Insect Control: Year 2
Behavioral and Social
2nd Isabel L. The Effects of Noise Pollution on the Behavior and Mortality of Daphnia magna
1st Killian M. The Effects of Temperature on the Bioluminescence Produced by the Sea Fire Fly, Cypridina hilgendorfii
4th Vaughne C.-G. The Effects of Artificial Sweeteners on the Metabolism of Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisae
3rd Brianna S. The Effects of Environmental Conditions on Fingerprint Quality
1st Carter T. Flockbots: Programming Robots to Communicate to Enhance Mission Success: Year 2
2nd Dakota W. Automatic Aquarium: Making an Automated System to Monitor Aquarium Chemistry
4th Jordon L. Dragon Attack: Programming a Video Game in the Alice Environment
Earth and Planetary Science
1st Luis O’D. Identifying the Correlation Between Minor Variations of the Earth‚s Magnetic Field, Geomagnetic Storms, and Errors in GPS Signals
2nd Cleo K. Geobot: An Automated Geological Sample Identification System
4th Austin S. A Comparison of the Ability of Various Roof Designs to Withstand High Winds
3rd Nicholas P. Programming a Robot to Use Vision-Based Systems for Autonomous Navigation
3rd Adrienne C. A Study of RF ID Radio Frequency Identification
4th Judith R. The Design, Construction and Testing of an Emergency Solar Water Purification System
4th Vincent Y. The Design, Development, and Testing of a Robot that can Evaluate Indoor Air Quality
4th William M. The Design and Construction of a Magnetic Piston Engine
3rd Conway B. A Comparison of Various Algae Species as a Renewable Source of Biofuel
3rd Victoria L. Testing Various Techniques to Prevent Coastal Erosion
4th Sylvia O. The Effects of UV Radiation on the Painted Lady Butterfly, Vanessa cardui
3rd Rica C. Predicting Future Stock Market Fluctuations Based on Past Statistics
Medicine and Health
2nd Natalie B. The Effects of Cinnamon on the Blood Glucose Levels of the Red Swamp Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii
2nd Ivanna R. The Effects of Cell Phone Radio Radiation on Fruit Flies, Drosophilia melanogaster
3rd Kelsey J. The Effects of Artificial Sweeteners on the Growth of Planaria Tissue
3rd Judy M. The Effects of Dietary Glucose on the the Heart Rate, Blood Glucose Level and Physical Activity of the Red Swamp Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii
4th Luke B. The Effects of Bisphenol A on the Heart Rate of Water Fleas, Daphnia magna
4th Zachary H. A Study of the Antiamoebic Properties of Plant Extracts
1st Colleen K. A Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Mushroom Extracts
3rd Molly O’B. A Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Rosemary Extract on Escherichia coli
4th Casandra R. A Comparison of the Anitmicrobial Effects of Low Voltage Electricity on Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Bacteria
4th Nicole C. The Effects of Mycofiltration on Simulated Sewage Water
Physics and Astronomy
3rd Taylor S. The Design, Construction, and Testing of Novel Water Turbines
3rd Jacob H. A Study of Sail Material on the Effectiveness of a Ship Sail
4th Christopher G. A Study of Factors Affecting the Strength of Ferrofluids
3rd Jessie D. A Study of Methods of Controlling the Growth of Caulerpa sps.
3rd Seth J. The Effects of Simulated Acid Rain on the Oxygen Production and the Chlorophyll Content of Aquatic Plants
4th Jerry C. A Study of the Herbicidal Effects of Allelopathic Plant Extracts
1st Dungee H. & Kirra M. The Extraction, Isolation and Testing of the Active Sunscreen Substance in Cassiopeia Mucus
3rd Shiloh S., William H. & Alexa D. Enhancing the Performance of a Water Bottle Rocket through Design Modifications
4th Michael T. & Gabriel W.-V. The Design, Construction, and Testing of a Magnetic Motor
4th Celina S. & Rebecca N. A Comparison of the Load Bearing Capacity of Various Truss Designs
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!!!!
Team members are...
Special Awards:Best of Show • Biological
Nicole C. • The Effects of Mycofiltration on Simulated Sewage Water
Best of Show • Physical
Taylor C. • Flockbots: Programming Robots to Communicate to Enhance Mission Success: Year 2
Team Spirit Award
Ryan R. • The Effects of Social Interactions on the Electric Fields Produced by the Black Ghost Knife Fish, Apteronotus albifrons
Spirit of Science Award
Madison K. • A Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Red Sponge Extract on Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria
Alumni Award 7th Grade
Ivanna R. • The Effects of Cell Phone Radio Radiation on Fruit Flies, Drosophilia melanogaster
Alumni Award 8th Grade
Alexander N. • A Study of Nanorust as a Method of Heavy Metal Remediation
Best Backboard 7th Grade
Cleo K. • Geobot: An Automated Geological Sample Identification System
Best Backboard 8th Grade
Kalil M. • Investigating the Effects of Various Plant Extracts on the Mortality of the Northern House Mosquito, Culex pipiens and the Eastern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes
Category Awards:Biological Science 1
1 Natalie B. • The Effects of Cinnamon on the Blood Glucose Levels of the Red Swamp Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii
2 Colleen K. • A Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Mushroom Extracts
3 Victoria S. • The Effects of a Hydroponic System and an Aeroponic System on the Oxygen Production Levels of Plants
4 Jasmin P. • The Effects of Common OTC Medications on the Behavior and Mortality of the Apple Snails
5 Brittany B. • A Study of the Effectiveness of Disinfectants on Hard Surfaces
Biological Science 2
1 Judy M. • The Effects of Dietary Glucose on the the Heart Rate, Blood Glucose Level and Physical Activity of the Red Swamp Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii
2 Molly O. • A Study of the Antimicrobial Effects of Rosemary Extract on Escherichia coli
3 Casandra R. • A Comparison of the Anitmicrobial Effects of Low Voltage Electricity on Gram-Negative and Gram-Positive Bacteria
4 Harley D. • The Extraction, Isolation and Testing of the Active Sunscreen Substance in Cassiopeia Mucus
4 Kirra M. • The Extraction, Isolation and Testing of the Active Sunscreen Substance in Cassiopeia Mucus
5 Luke B. • The Effects of Bisphenol A on the Heart Rate of Water Fleas, Daphnia magna
1 Nicole C. • The Effects of Mycofiltration on Simulated Sewage Water
2 Rebecca C. • Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Simulated Saltwater Marsh and a Simulated Freshwater Marsh at Removing Nitrogen Contamination
3 Jessie D. • A Study of Methods of Controlling the Growth of Caulerpa sps.
4 Isabel L. • The Effects of Noise Pollution on the Behavior and Mortality of Daphnia magna
5 Sylvia O. • The Effects of UV Radiation on the Painted Lady Butterfly, Vanessa cardui
Physical Science 1
1 Luis O. • Identifying the Correlation Between Minor Variations of the Earth’s Magnetic Field, Geomagnetic Storms, and Errors in GPS Signals
2 William M. • The Design and Construction of a Magnetic Piston Engine
3 Judith R. • The Design, Construction and Testing of an Emergency Solar Water Purification System
4 Christopher H. • The Effects of a Base Isolation Bearing on a Building During Simulated Earthquakes
5 Cleo K. • Geobot: An Automated Geological Sample Identification System
Physical Science 2
1 Taylor C. • Flockbots: Programming Robots to Communicate to Enhance Mission Success: Year 2
2 Christopher G. • A Study of Factors Affecting the Strength of Ferrofluids
3 Taylor S. • The Design, Construction, and Testing of Novel Water Turbines
4 Michael T. • The Design, Construction, and Testing of a Magnetic Motor
4 Gabriel W.-V. • The Design, Construction, and Testing of a Magnetic Motor
5 Brianna S. • The Effects of Environmental Conditions on Fingerprint Quality
The Stone Middle School Science Fair is a one day dress rehearsal amongst students that are enrolled in this elective course prior to the main event – the Regional Science Fair held on January 29th and 30th in the Melbourne Square Mall. Here, our students will go head to head with over 300 other South Brevard students for place awards as well as cash and prizes.
Rich Regan, the lead Science Research teacher, began the tradition of holding a Stone Middle School Science Fair over two decades ago. It is a great way of continuing the education of our alumni as they revisit the learning objectives of their years at Stone, and apply them to new science research topics and problems. Former students have had personal first hand experience with the difficulties of developing and executing a science project. Current students appreciate the opportunity to be interviewed by their slightly older peers.
Junior Scientists–Senior Scientists
Another Way that Stone Students Rock!!!
The Stone Middle School Geography Bee was held on Tuesday, January 19. Stone’s Social Studies Department Chair, Ms. Ramirez reports that once again, Reena E. came away with the highest score. Second and Third Places went to Christopher H. and Brandon B.
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography.
On Saturday, January 16, 2010, the Stone Princess Gophers competed in the Holy Trinity FLL State Regional Qualifying Tournament at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne!
They won a bid to the Florida State FIRST LEGO League Regional Championship. They are one of the 96 teams that has earned its way to the Florida Regional Competitions. This is a great accomplishment as there are more than 300 FLL teams in Florida this year!!!
They will be competing this coming Saturday, January 23rd at Cocoa Beach High School in the 1st East Coast FLL Florida State Regional Championship.
If you have or see any of the team members, please congratulate them and wish them luck!!!!
Team members are...
On Saturday, January 09, 2010, the Stone Robo Gophers competed in the Cape View Florida Lego League (FLL) State Regional Qualifying Tournament at Cape View Elementary in Cape Canaveral!
Stone Robo Gophers won the ultimate award,
the Director's Award!
The Director's Award is the most prestigious award that a team can win. It celebrates the ultimate success of the FIRST mission and FLL Core Values. This award is for teams who passionately support a cause. For FLL, the Director's Award winners passionately inspire and motivate others about the excitement of science and technology, solving problems, working as a team, and demonstrating respect and Gracious Professionalism.
This is such an honor to win this award; it is a very exciting experience for the team! Our team had the overall highest scores in all categories and had a fun, excellent day of competing and playing around in a very cold, sleet full day.
The Robo Gophers made Stone proud! Check out their new trophy in the front office!