Did you know that Edison Ford hosts two award-winning FIRST LEGO league robotics teams, including the winner of the 2023 FIRST World Championship Core Values Award?
First LEGO League is a robotics competition for students aged 9-14 years old. Teams compete on a robotics field attempting to accomplish as many robotic tasks as possible within two minutes and thirty seconds. Teams are also judged in their technical knowledge, their work on an innovation project, and their core values. During the 2022-2023 season, our teams overcame incredible odds, including the flooding of their practice space, to achieve incredible things:
“Assembly Required” advanced to the state competition, where they won third place for the Robot Performance Award with the third highest score at the tournament and third place for the Robot Design Award. At the world competition, “Assembly Required” won the Core Values Award, which is one of the four challenge awards offered. Judges assess teams during presentations for several components, including discovery, innovation, impact, inclusion, teamwork, and fun. Teams are also evaluated during interviews and while operating the robot on the field. This is the first time a team from Florida has won this award.
“Batteries Included,” in their first year of competition, advanced to the state competition, where they won the Rising All Star Award and the fifth highest robot score. At the earlier qualifying tournament, they won a robot design finalist award and were one of just eight teams who secured a spot at the state competition!
Head coach Edison Ford Education Coordinator Pearce Augustenborg was honored with the Florida State Coach and Mentor Award for the second year in a row. Coach Shelby Baucom was honored at the Regional Championship with Coach/Mentor Award and with the Volunteer Award at the SWFL Qualifier Tournament.
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