Thu. Dec 7th, 2023
    New Opportunity for Youth: FIRST Lego League Challenge Teams at Nevis School

    Youth in seventh and eighth grades at Nevis School now have an exciting opportunity to unleash their creativity and problem-solving skills through the creation of two new FIRST Lego League challenge teams. These teams, the Nevis Tech-No Tiger Sharks and the Nevis Tech-No-Tiger Muskies, are sponsored by the high school robotics team and aim to provide students with a chance to build and compete in a regional competition.

    Kay Netteberg, one of the team’s mentors, highlighted the significance of this new initiative. She expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “We’ve had Legos in the classroom, but we’ve never had competitive teams. They’re really excited.” This program not only offers a fun and engaging experience but also serves as an excellent platform to foster teamwork and problem-solving skills.

    The participating students, including Evan Jensen, Buster Ganley, Olivia Artis, Sophie Eggiman, Kamber Forbes, Maya Ganley, Kameron Kriens, Kendra Boushee, Eli Boushee, Natile Profitt, Keira Dilworth, Alivia Mickle, and Kiazah Paulson, will showcase their innovative creations at a regional competition on December 15. This event will take place at the prestigious Sanford Center in Bemidji.

    The FIRST Lego League competition encourages participants to design and build autonomous robots using Lego Mindstorms sets. These sets feature programmable bricks, sensors, and motors that enable the robots to complete specific tasks. The young engineers will need to work together to develop effective strategies that allow their robots to perform successfully in various challenges.

    Winners of the regional competition will have the opportunity to compete at the statewide FIRST Lego League competition in February. This provides an even greater incentive for the Nevis Tech-No Tiger Sharks and the Nevis Tech-No-Tiger Muskies to apply their skills and push their limits.

    The introduction of these FIRST Lego League challenge teams at Nevis School opens up a world of possibilities for the students involved. It not only promotes creativity and collaboration but also nurtures a passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields from an early age. With such opportunities, it is clear that the future is bright for these aspiring young innovators.


    What is FIRST Lego League?
    FIRST Lego League is an international robotics competition designed to inspire young students to explore STEM fields. Participants must design, build, program, and test autonomous robots using Lego Mindstorms sets.

    What skills do students learn through the Lego robotics program?
    The Lego robotics program exposes students to various skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.

    Where will the Nevis Tech-No Tiger Sharks and Nevis Tech-No-Tiger Muskies compete?
    These teams will be competing in a regional competition at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.

    What is the significance of the regional competition?
    The regional competition allows teams to showcase their robots’ capabilities and qualify for the state competition. It is an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills and learn from other participants.

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