By JAY WILSON
The Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation has supported robotics teams with the Henry Cluster for the past six years. This year, three teams have enjoyed great success and we certainly salute them for the dedication during all of the COVID-19 challenges. This past year several of the teams did everything via Zoom.
Three FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge teams within the Henry Cluster were awarded Qualcomm team funding, for the 2020-2021 FIRST LEGO League season. The teams are students from Lewis and Pershing Middle Schools; Dailard, Hearst, and Green Elementary Schools; and Homeschool.
The three teams are: FLL #20358 Mechanical Dolphins: Coded Galaxy, FLL #50739 Garage Engineers, and FLL #50899 Mechanical Meatloaf (with a side of pickles). All three teams attended the FLL Tournament virtually on the weekend of March 6-7.
We are so excited to announce that one of the First Lego League (FLL) teams, Mechanical Meatloaf (w/a side of pickles), in the Henry Cluster has been chosen as one of the winners of the 2021 FIRST LEGO League Qualcomm Grant!
FLL robotics team The Garage Engineers #50739 is thrilled and grateful to also be a recipient of the 2021 FIRST LEGO League Qualcomm Grant. The volunteer coach for the Garage Engineers stated, “We are so proud to be a part of the FIRST program, and to be surrounded by so many other teams, mentors, volunteers, and coaches who give their all each season. Huge thanks to Qualcomm for supporting this community, and for their outreach to inspire and encourage this experience for so many kids.”
Dailard Elementary is so very proud and excited that their First Lego League (FLL) team Mechanical Dolphins: Coded Galaxy team #20358 in the Henry Cluster also has been chosen as one of the winners of the 2021 First Lego League Qualcomm Grant.
Each of the teams are extremely thankful to Qualcomm for their continued support to robotics and supporting young minds to dream big and make the world a better place.
Peggy Han, a board member of the Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation stated, “We are proud to share the following news with everyone.” The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and the Southern California Robotics League completed the March 6-7 qualifying tournaments judging sessions. The Mechanical Dolphins: Coded Galaxy won the Core Value Award. Mechanical Meatloaf (w/a side of pickles) won the Innovation Project Award. Both the Garage Engineers and Mechanical Meatloaf (w/a side of pickles) advanced to the regional championship in April.
Han also stated, “It was a wonderful and rewarding weekend for the robotics teams in the Henry Cluster. The volunteer coaches and members of each team have worked diligently in this unusual world of education via zoom learning. We also learned the Henry Cluster teams may be able to return to competition at Legoland in April.”
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— Jay Wilson writes on behalf of the Henry Cluster STEMM Foundation.