MS robotics team wins championship

MS Robotics Team Wins Championship
Posted on 05/10/2021

Congratulations to Hicksville Middle School robotics team, Team Meteorites Cubed, for winning the most prestigious prize, the Champion’s Award, at the virtual School-Business Partnerships of Long Island (SBPLI) FIRST Lego League Challenge Championship on April 17. The Champion’s Award celebrates the team that embodies the FIRST Lego League experience by embracing its core values while achieving excellence and innovation. Based on their performance, Team Meteorites Cubed also received an invitation to compete remotely at the FIRST Lego League Virtual Open International Competition in Greece this June.

All three of Hicksville Middle School’s robotics teams, including Team Meteorites, Team Meteorites Squared and Team Meteorites Cubed, participated in the championship competition. Each team submitted videos of their robot, answered questions from judges, and took part in a 25-minute session to go over the robot, project and core values.

Team Meteorites won the first place Robot Performance Award for scoring the most points during the robot game portion, whereas Team Meteorites Cubed came in second place. Team Meteorites also won the Core Values Award which celebrates a team with extraordinary enthusiasm, spirit, respect and an understanding of the importance of teamwork.

The First Lego League Challenge is a technology-focused competition that combines a hands-on robotics program with a sports-like atmosphere. It introduces students to the experience of applying math, science and technology to real-world problem solving.