The Hoover Lego Lords yet again proved their worth by taking home an award at their first appearance at the state level. FLL highly values effort, teamwork, streamlined robot design and the like. It is NOT about who had the highest scores but rather recognition of quality of work. In that regard the Lego Lords were awarded the “Judges Award” for being a team who demonstrates FLL values of teamwork and respect by working extremely well together during the ‘Core Values’ evaluation. At the end of the event teams were paired up in alliances for what is called the “lightning rounds”, where the two teams had to collaborate on what missions each robots would run to score higher points with each other’s help. The way the Lego Lords met with and strategized with their partner team to prepare proved their worth in winning the award. Not only did they strategize but they even succeeded in last minute changes to help the alliance score a few more points. Their attitude embodied the FLL approach to the days’ experience; it was collaborative and at the end of their match the teams celebrated together.
Pictured: The team checking over scores following a successful round at the state competition.