Green Machine wins Teamwork Award at State Championship!

posted Jan 18, 2016, 2:38 AM by Lee Ollar   [ updated Jan 19, 2016, 6:53 AM ]

Congratulations to the La Loma Green Machine Robotics Team for winning the 1st place Teamwork Award at the January 16th First Lego League Nor Cal State Finals in Sacramento!  The Team competed against 44 of the top teams in four categories including Project Presentation, Robot Competition, Robot Design and Core Values (Teamwork).  The Teamwork Award goes to the team that best displays the ability to clearly distribute responsibilities amongst team members, show increased awareness of their school and community, show value for each other's roles by making entire team decisions, and enthusiastically work together to find solutions to problems.  This is the second time in three years that the Green Machine has won a Core Values Award in competition and especially commendable, as this was the lowest category for the team when they placed 1st and won the Champion's Award at the November 21st Iron Patriot Fest, Regional Qualifying Tournament.  The team worked hard this year to not only research and prepare for the presentation and robotics portion of the competition, but they also established much need paper recycling program at La Loma that to date has recycled over 400 pounds of paper. The students spent many extra hours in the shop over the past few months, they came in over winter break multiple times, and they worked especially hard to come together as a team as they prepared their material and robot for competition.  They also presented information about their recycling prograand the First Lego League to district officials and at a local elementary school recently as well.   Way to Go Green Machine!! Team members are Agustin Valdes, Nandini Naidu, Ryan Gurule, Colin Flanders, Gabriel Rey, Ashley Cabral, Danielle Haubrich, Mason Neumann, Kevin Tiffin and Michael Pascal. Coaches are Lee Ollar and Noel Marcelino.  A big THANK YOU! to Mrs. Marcelino, for your time, dedication, and support!  A big THANK  YOU! to Mrs. Haubrich and Mr. Pascal for volunteering at the tournament! And a continued special THANK YOU! to the La Loma PTA, and Greg Rosenbaum and the ASES, for their continued support of La Loma academic competitions!

2016 FLL NorCal State Championship

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