The Buchanan Intermediate LEGO Robotics Team finished in 10th place among 36 teams competing in Robot Missions at the 2016-2017 First LEGO League Championships held in Fayetteville last Saturday. The Pirabots also earned 2nd place in Gracious Professionalism – Core Values. The team advanced to the championships after placing in a regional contest in December.
Teams are comprised of up to 10 members (grades 4-6) guided by two or more coaches. Teams research a real-world problem and are challenged to develop a solution. They must design, build and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS and then compete on a table-top playing field. The topic of this competition was Animal Allies: What might become possible when we learn to help each other?
Buchanan Intermediate Team members include: John Bliss, Quinn Swofford, Rylie Hagston, Hannah Hinderman, Kaden Alms, Nathan Vijitbenjaronk, Diego Dunn, Alex Gephart and Landon Quiring. They are coached by Paula Bronn, Kari Houston and Tabatha Clark.