Archive for December, 2008

My youngest made the newspaper!

My youngest son Josh was part of a team of other 4th, 5th, and 6th graders that made up the Lego Robotics team at his school. They had a competition on Saturday. They had so much fun and they even one a trophy. They took 15th out of 60 teams and they took 3rd place for team spirit. Here is a picture of the team trophy.

Here is a picture of Josh and one of his team mates running the robot and making it run the course.

After the event on Saturday our local newspaper ran the article below. Josh beamed from ear to ear when he read it.

By the Star-Tribune staff

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:39 PM MST

Dozens of robots built LEGO levees, lifted LEGO houses, and gathered LEGO people on competition boards at the Casper Events Center on Saturday for the annual First — For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology — LEGO League Championship.

Attendance increased from last year, too, said Jim Nations who helped organize the event.

Total participants numbered 3,269, up 25 percent from 2,614 in 2007, he said.

Here are the winners:

Champions Award: 1. Mean Green Machines, Lusk Elementary School; 2. SAM’s Rappers, Casper St. Anthony’s; 3. Laser Blazers, Casper Oregon Trail Elementary School.

Robot Design Award: 1. The NXT Generation of Eagles, Gillette Sage Valley Junior High School; 2. RoboEagles, Casper Centennial Junior High School; 3. Robo Joes 2.0, Laramie Snowy Range Academy.

Teamwork Award: 1. Geek Squad, Buffalo; 2. Nerd Herd, Casper Classical Academy; 3. The Purple Herder Robotic Stampede of Lightning Fury, Glenrock.

Research Quality Award: 1. CO2s, Casper Park School; 2. Environmental Einsteins, Casper CY Junior High School; 3. Technical Difficulties, Jackson Middle School.

Innovative Solution Award: 1. Terabyte Tigers, Casper Paradise Valley Elementary School; 2. Spiderbots, Casper Poison Spider Elementary School; 3. Fire Blazers, Pinedale.

Creative Presentation Award: 1. Beetlebots, Casper Manor Heights Elementary School; 2. Flying Monkeys, Casper Classical Academy; 3. Mission Possible, Gillette Sunflower Elementary School.

Robot Performance Award: 1. The NXT Generation of Eagles, Gillette Sage Valley Junior High School; 2. Flying Polar Bears, Jackson Journeys School; 3. Techno Spartans, Clearmont.

Team Spirit Award: 1. Rocky Wolves, Casper Frontier Middle School; 2. LEGO Legends, Kemmerer Middle School; 3. Biodroids, Casper Pineview.

Outstanding Volunteer Award: Carrie Gomez

Young Mentor Award: Leland Hepworth

Adult Mentor Award: Kristi Hibbert

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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