Troost, Garcia Robotics Teams Advance to Regionals
On Saturday, Dec. 4, Troost Elementary hosted the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Regional Qualifier. Teams from Troost, Faxon, Garcia and Whittier participated.
The mission of FLL is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators through mentor-based programming. Students learn self-confidence, communication, time management and leadership skills while building LEGO robots and having fun.
At Saturday's meet, teams from Troost and Garcia advanced to the FLL Regional Championships, which will be held on Jan. 29, 2022, at Crown Center. The Troost Tigerettes received the Rising Star Award and Code Phoenix from Garcia was also recognized during the event.
Special thanks to KCPS volunteers Travanna Alexander-Toney, Kimberly Jolley, Ericka Mabion, Mary White, Camille Wilcox and Tim Nash for supporting our students. Central High School cybersecurity interns John Gooden and Princess Awulonu also participated Saturday. John and Princess are mentoring KCPS robotics teams in partnership with McCownGordon Construction, the Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, Siemens Smart Infrastructure and California Polytechnic State University. The Cyber to Schools program teaches STEM skills in middle and high schools.
Congratulations to all of our KCPS robotics students for challenging themselves to learn more about science, technology, math and engineering!