This is Lex’s final year in FIRST Lego League. The program runs through 8th grade, then they are able to move on to FIRST Robotics (no Legos, lots of machining and Java programming).
I coached again this year and we again had three teams, with 27 kids total. We went to the state competition on Sunday. It was the usual big, crazy, busy, 12hr day. We had a blast. This year the teams brought home two trophies too! Green team earned one for their research and Red team (the team Lex was on) won one for their innovate robot design. Lex was pretty instrumental in that. I was happy for him to have that accomplishment on his final year.
I’m happy with how well the season went, how organized we were at the tech center, how many kids had a great time, how well Lex connected with another kid on the team, and overall how we’ve grown the FLL team in Hartford. I’ll miss it next year… but not enough to coach again! LOL!
Now, if you want an awwwww moment, check out little Lex at his first FLL competition. <3 <3