Twelve teams competed in the First Lego League (FLL) Robotics competition on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, which was held at Helen Morgan School in Sparta and hosted by the Newton Robotics Team.
The event included a competition for most donations brought to the competition for the benefit of "Manna House" in Newton, which has as its mission "feeding the homeless, elderly, mentally ill, the lonely, the poor, ...and those who fall through the cracks for public assistance." Green Hills School #28805 won the award for collecting the most items for Manna House.
Following the competition, coaches this week will debrief their team members on results.The winner of the Robot Design Award were Tech Warriors #48629 The Project Award was won by team OW! #15153. The Core Values Award was presented to Rambotics #24137. The Robot Performance Award was won by Juggernauts #44414.
Coach Jim Hofmann, who coordinated the event, said that Newton teams advancing to Mount Olive are GHS #28805 and Juggernauts #44414.
The event was made possible by volunteers including volunteer judges, and also by Mark Meola and the Sparta High School Robotics team who ran the concessions.