Tech Tigers bring home first place award at FIRST Lego League State Championship

Tech Tigers bring home first place award at FIRST Lego League State Championship
Leland Middle School Tech Tigers compete in FIRST Lego League State Championship. (Source: Brunswick Co. Schools)

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.

(Source: Brunswick Co. Schools)

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.

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