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January 24, 2013

Whippersnappers Place at the FFL Championship


Carriage Towne News

---- — Hampstead Academy’s Upper School Students Michael Shepherd, Albert Kim, Ian Lindberg, Gavin Garland, Michael Mirabito, and Tommy Rafferty, pictured above, were honored to receive 7th Place out of fifty teams at the First Lego League (FFL) State Championship held December 1 in Manchester.  Their placement earned them a spot in the elite “Top Eight” winning teams!

FLL’s Champion’s Award recognizes a team that “embodies the FLL experience, by fully embracing our Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project.” 

At an official event, judges will look for balanced, strong performance across all 3 areas; this means that all three judged sessions (Core Values, Robot Design, and Project) are weighted equally to determine the initial group of Champion’s candidates.  All candidates must also meet the following requirements: the team must score in the top forty-percent of all teams participating in the Robot Game at the event; the team must complete all parts of the Project, including the identification of a real world problem related to the Challenge theme, creation of an innovative solution and sharing their research and solution with others, as well as any other season-specific requirements that may exist; and the team must adhere to all Core Values throughout the event and the season.

Congratulations to the Young Whippersnapeers!