LELAND, NC (WECT) - The Tech Tigers at Leland Middle School know about teamwork.
Despite losing practice time because of Hurricane Florence, the school’s robotic team recently brought home a first place trophy in the Core Values-Teamwork category at the FIRST Lego League State Championship.
The competition is part of a global robotics program that encourages the discovery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in children ages 9-14. Teams work as a group to overcome obstacles and meet challenges while using creative solutions to real-world issues.
For the first time in school history, the Tech Tigers made it to the state tournament where they competed against 60 teams at North Carolina A&T.
The competition is made up of three components: core values, the robot game and the project. The core values section is one of the most important pieces in the competition and demonstrates how well a team works together as one unit.