Wow! Going to the FLL State Competition was amazing. It was really exciting that our team made it this far! There were 60 teams in the gym. It was really cool to be able to see the pits and competition tables at the same time.
Our team had all the interviews and presentations first thing in the
morning. We had our best Project skit ever! The interview after the
skit was really great. We talked about all of the research we did and
answered questions really well. The core value interview went better
than most. It wasn’t a shouting match which sometimes happens.
Strategies we came up with since the last completion really helped.
Robot interview went not so great. (even worse than that) We weren’t
prepared to explain why we brought two robots in. We had some missions
on one robot and others on the other. The judges only wanted to see the
competition robot but the missions they wanted to see weren’t on that
interviews we had some free time. We all had a great time button trading
during the free time. We walked around and talked to other teams and
saw their solutions. Then we headed down to the competition tables and
did our robot runs. It was a disaster! Even worse than our robot design
judging. We had to rescue it more times than I can remember and it
flipped over multiple times.
Instead of letting the robot part get us down, we had a ton of fun!!!
Coach Fiona and Y.A.M. Clark helped us get this far and kept us going.
At the end of the day we were surprised to get the Research Award.
The trophy was surprisingly made completely out of technic pieces! It
turned out we had an advantage by talking about all of our research in
the interview earlier in the day.I got hoisted up with the trophy for
Clark also won a trophy for best young adult mentor. Our team was really happy that he got a trophy too.
pictures coming soon.....