From a December 20, 2019, Everett School District news release.
Regional FIRST LEGO League Qualifier Competitions send nine Everett School District teams to Seattle Semi-Finals.
During the first two weekends in December, FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Washington hosted Regional Qualifier Competitions across the state.
Fifty-two elementary and middle school teams from Everett Public Schools participated in the competition, most competing at Cascade High School on December 14th and 15th.
FLL teams are comprised of students in fourth through eighth grade and each FLL team can have up to ten students.
Students are guided by two or more coaches to build and program robots as well as research a real-world problem. This year, students participated in the City Shaper challenge where students were asked to observe how cities and buildings grow, thrive and change. They created new, innovative solutions to help shape an optimal future, using our environment and modern-day tools and technology to make it last.
The nine teams who will be advancing to the FLL Semi-Final competition hosted by Amazon in downtown Seattle on January 18th and 19th are as follows:
1. Cedar Wood Elementary School Cyborgs (presented City Shaper idea to Mill Creek City Council on December 3rd).
2. Garfield Elementary School Galactic Tigers.
3. Gateway Middle School Lego Guardians Team Silver.
4. Gateway Middle School Lego Guardians Team Blue.
5. Gateway Middle School Lego Guardians Team White.
6. Lowell Elementary School Gladiators.
7. North Middle School N.E.R.D.S. the SMARTIES.
8. North Middle School QiiWii N.E.R.D.S..
9. North Middle School Macho Nacho N.E.R.D.S..
The eleven teams listed below were recognized for their City Shaping challenge efforts.
Robotics teams recognized for City Shaping efforts. Image courtesy of Everett Public Schools.