HMS Starbase team places 1st in LEGO Competition
FMMS and HMS Win 1st Place in FIRST LEGO League Super Regional Tournament
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Feagin Mill Middle and Huntington Middle Schools won first place from among 28 teams in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Super Regional Tournament held Jan. 21, 2017. The event was hosted by STARBASE ROBINS at the Museum of Aviation.
Feagin Mill Middle’s students placed first in Robot Performance using LEGO Mindstorm technology. Their team sponsor is Tomieka Waller. Team members are pictured (at top, from left): Rowan Waller, Jack Davis, Justin Buchner, Roberto Beaublanc, Kourtney Joseph and Gabriel Velazquez.
Huntington Middle placed first in the Core Value category. The students created super hero costumes with a large H on their shirts for “Huntington Heroes.” Skits and a video that showed their chronological work of failures and success, fun and hard work as a team were presented. Huntington’s sponsors are Rodney Johnson and Lisa Smith.
Huntington’s team members are pictured with their trophy. From left are: (seated) Connor Collins, Jaren Zimmerman and Cody Riesgard; (standing) Bryan Thomas, Lily Izor, Brandon McWhirter, Chandler Rutledge, Kendrick Childs and advisor Johnson.
The students were chosen to advance to the Super Regional from among 23 teams that competed in the Regional Tournament hosted by Byron Middle School in December of 2016.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international competition for elementary and middle school students, ages 9 to 14. Guided by adult coaches, students research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and develop a solution. They also design, build and program a robot and then compete on a playing field. The youth have fun as they learn to use science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts and imagination to solve a problem. They also develop critical thinking, team-building skills and presentation skills, as they must creatively present their solutions to judges.
Feagin Mill Middle is located at 1200 Feagin Mill Road in Warner Robins. Dr. Jesse Davis serves as principal. Huntington Middle is located at 206 Wellborn Road in Warner Robins. Dr. Gwendolyn Taylor serves as principal. For more information, please contact either the Museum’s Director of Education, Melissa Spalding, at 478-954-1915 or STARBASE ROBINS STEM Program Project Manager LaTondra Oliver, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-926-1986.