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The Education Foundation co-hosted the 4th Annual CMCSS District-Wide Robotics Competition, providing incentives to the winning teams. Zaxby’s also supported the event by hosting the hospitality room for the judges and coaches that helped with the competition. CMCSS District-Wide Robotics Competition follows the guidelines established by the The First Lego League (FLL).

Students compete in three areas: Research, Core Values and Robot Rounds. First, students are given a Challenge or problem to be solved by researching and creating an innovative solution. Secondly, students are judged in their application of FLL Core Values to their team procedures. Through these Core Values, students learn to respect each other’s opinion while working together for the best of the team. Finally, students learn about coding while programming a robot to complete a series of tasks in a given amount of time.

The local competition was held amongst 11 Varsity teams and nine JV representing all seven middle schools and Moore Magnet Elementary and
positively impacted the lives of nearly 150 students.

The First Lego League middle school program in CMCSS provides students with an interactive way to learn science, technology, engineering and math. While programming, researching and solving realworld problems, our students are learning skills that will prepare them for the future workforce.


In addition to the county competition, the Northeast Middle E3 Strike team won the 1st Place Overall at the First Lego League state competition, qualifying to
attend the North American International Invitational in Carlsbad, CA. Out of 72 teams from all over the world, the E3 Strike team won the 1st Place Inspiration Award given to the team that has a balanced approach to all areas of FLL and inspires their judges and other teams.
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