Shorecrest Preparatory School’s middle school robotics team, the InfoBots, earned a bid to the Central West Florida FIRST LEGO LEAGUE Championship Tournament to be held on February 13, 2016.
The InfoBots earned their bid by participating in a qualifying tournament at Oak Grove Middle School on Saturday, January 23. That day’s performance also won the team an Outstanding Project Award for their plastic bag exchange partnership with Publix. The award recognizes a team that uses diverse resources to formulate an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the problem they have identified and effectively communicates the problem and their proposed solution to both the judges and other potential supporters.
The championship tournament is open to the public for viewing at no charge. Please check in at the registration desk for a visitor’s badge. Media is welcome to attend.
Date: February 13, 2016
Location: Hillsborough Community College Plant City Campus – Trinkle Center
1206 N. Park Rd
Plant City, FL 33563
About First Lego League Robotics Challenge
Each FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) Challenge ahs three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to the problem they have identified (Project), all guided by FLL Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament. This year is the TRASH TREK Challenge, in which students are asked to consider the world’s trash for their project – how it is collected, sorted, reused, and recycled. For more information, please visit http://www.suncoastfll.org/championship.html.
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest Preparatory School is a PK(3) through 12th grade independent school located in Tampa Bay. By offering its families choice, support, and balance, Shorecrest graduates empathetic, independent thinkers who succeed at the university level, pursue their passions, and lead purposeful lives. Learn more at www.shorecrest.org.