Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois FIRST Robotics League (FLL) teams are scheduled to compete on Dec. 13, Dec. 4 and Dec. 10.
FLL is a robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds which is designed to get children excited about science and technology, as well as teach them valuable life skills. Along with programming robots, teams are also evaluated on an elaborate research project, as well as how well they demonstrate FLL Core Values, which include teamwork, collective learning, active participation and gracious professionalism. After practicing and preparing for months, teams meet at regional qualifying tournaments to be graded on the three elements, with the top teams advancing to state competition.
Good luck to GSSI's teams this season!
GSSI FLL Regional Qualifying Tournament Schedule:
December 3 - Henning Elementary School, Troy,IL
GIR! and coaches Jason & Sarah Dothager from Staunton
Brainiacs and coaches Jill Thomas & Stacy Schroeder from Albers
Knights of the Round LEGO and coaches Winnie Kenney & Kevin Poncirolli from O'Fallon
SWAT and coaches Krysti Connelly & Jeremy Pokomy from Troy
MOST and coaches Leslie Lesko & Mark Harmon from Mt. Olive
Froggy Bots and coach Vicki Hoskin from Chester
December 4 - Lincolnland Community College, Springfield, IL
Firebreathing Hexicorns and coach Julie Herr from Belleville
December 10 - Carriel Jr. High, O'Fallon, IL
Purple Robot Penguins and coach Larry Buchanan from O'Fallon
Flower STEMs and coaches Megan Terrell & George Mitchom from O'FallonLEGO Chick Explosion and coach Stacey Young from O'Fallon
Kudos to the following teams that competed in November:
November 19 - Carriel Jr. High, O'Fallon,IL
EV3 3ntourage and coaches Ricky & Celeste Borders from Anna
St. Mary's and coaches Jessica Farris & Sue Brown from Alton