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St. Charles County Robotic Teams to Compete in Championships

Thirteen teams of students ages 9 to 14 have advanced to the championship round, which will be Dec. 9.

Thirteen St. Charles County Robotic Teams have advanced to compete in the Eastern Missouri Championshipa, which will be held Dec. 9, 2012 at the Saint Louis Community College, Florissant Valley. 

The teams competed with 150 other FIRST LEGO League teams in a challenge which required them to partnerw ith a senior citizen, learn about a problem they might face and create an innovative solution, according to a press release. 

The teams also programmed LEGO Mindstorms robots to score points on a playing field.

The teams from St. Charles County include: 

  • Dork-a-sauruses from Barnwell Middle School, coached by Lori Zhai
  • Platy DROID Anonymous (PDA) from Barnwell Middle School, coached by Andrew Cary
  • Nuclear Unicorn Geriatric Assistants from Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, coached by Christine Vancil
  • Team STEALTH coached by Randall Skaggs
  • Cool Kids on the Block from Saint Paul School, coached by Ralph Lambert 
  • Team Spark! from River City Robots, coached by Jill Zuehlke
  • LEGO Gaga from Girl Scout of Eastern Missouri, coached by Camilla Collins
  • Brickhedz from Ratchet Rockers, coached by Jim Sander
  • Robotronix  from Saint Charles Community College, coached by Jack Bilow
  • LEGO Maniacs from River City Robots, coached by Angela Bonstead
  • Robombics from Discover Ridge Elementary, coached by Joseph Williams
  • WIRED, coached by Samantha Eftink
  • Team RCR from River City Robots, coached by Camryn Vrbka

For more on FIRST, (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), visit www.usfirst.org

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