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Everett School District elementary and middle school robotics teams make their way through competitions

North Middle School's "N.E.R.D.S. SaBOTage" robotics team. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.
North Middle School's "N.E.R.D.S. SaBOTage" robotics team. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

From an Everett Public Schools news release.

47 robotics teams representing 23 schools began their journey in December; two earn awards at semi-finals.

In December 2017, 47 teams from Everett Public Schools elementary and middle schools competed in FIRST Lego League qualifier tournaments.

Seven moved on to compete at the second-round qualifier tournament, with six teams advancing to the semi-finals.

In January, those six teams representing Cedar Wood and Mill Creek elementary schools; and Gateway, Heatherwood, and North middle schools headed to the Amazon Doppler Building in downtown Seattle to compete in the FIRST LEGO League Washington robotics semi-final qualifier!

North Middle School’s “N.E.R.D.S. SaBOTage” and Mill Creek Elementary School’s “Space Tacos” were honored with the Core Values Award for Gracious Professionalism. This award goes to teams that display kindness, respect and are helpful to not only their teammates, but also work cooperatively with other teams at the competition.

None of the Everett School District teams advanced to the state finals, but all enjoyed the competitions and learned valuable lessons.

About FIRST LEGO robotics teams.

FIRST LEGO League teams are made up of students in 4th through 8th grades and each team can have up to 10 students.

Students are guided by two or more coaches to research a real-world problem.

This year, students are participating in the HydroDynamics challenge which focuses on water conservation. Students are challenged to research and develop solutions for water conservation issues and they must design, build and program a robot to solve water conservation missions on a play field.

Cedar Wood Elementary School robotics team. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Cedar Wood Elementary School robotics team. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Heatherwood Middle School's "Hawkbots" robotics team. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Heatherwood Middle School's "Hawkbots" robotics team. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

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