Sun. Sep 24th, 2023
    Fifth Graders Combine Love for Legos and Robotics in FIRST Lego League

    Ferris Jelks, a fifth-grade student at Johns Hill Magnet School, has found the perfect after-school activity that combines his passion for Legos and robotics. When Ferris’ classmate, Parker Springer, introduced him to the FIRST Lego League, he knew he had to join.

    Ferris, who describes himself as someone who “does Legos for a living,” has a massive collection of Legos and enjoys coding and building things. The opportunity to create Lego robots and other innovative projects aligned perfectly with his interests. He was excited to have something engaging to do after school.

    Parker learned about the FIRST Lego League from his older sister, Isabella, who had previously participated in the program while attending Johns Hill. Even after moving on to high school, Isabella remains involved in robotics.

    The FIRST Lego League is a program designed to introduce students to the world of robotics and engineering through hands-on projects. It encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. Participants engage in research, design, and programming to complete various challenges using Lego robots.

    Ferris and Parker, like many other students, are fascinated by the possibilities that combining Legos and robotics can bring. Their enthusiasm for building and coding has led them to become active members of the FIRST Lego League.

    – Herald & Review