38 THE QUEENS COURIER • KIDS & EDUCATION • JANUARY 31, 2019 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
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Glendale students move
on to city fi nals in FIRST
Lego League competition
BY EMILY DAVENPORT
A group of Glendale students will go
on to compete in the city fi nals of the
FIRST Lego League (FLL) on March
Th e team, called “FLLASH” (FIRST
Lego League at Sacred Heart), is comprised
of 12 students at Sacred Heart
Catholic Academy. On Saturday, Jan.
26, the team competed at the Linden
Renaissance Middle School (I.S. 192) in
St. Albans for the FLL qualifi er.
Th is year’s FFL theme, “Into Orbit,”
sought to explore physical or social problems
that astronauts would encounter on
long expeditions in space. FFLASH identifi
ed that isolation and loneliness as a
problem that astronauts would face, and
built a Lego 3D chess board for the astronaut
to bring to space. Each team also
had to give a Core Values presentation
and compete in the “Robot Performance”
part of the competition.
FFLASH and 32 other teams had
two and a half minutes to complete as
many missions as possible. Th eir robot,
called THE FLASH-EN-ATOR, ended
the competition with 124 total points,
earning them fi rst place in the “Robot
Performance” category and a “golden
ticket” to move on the city fi nals in
“We have competed for six years,
received several awards, and advanced to
the New York City fi nals every year!” said
Richard Mezic, team coach and founder
of the school’s robotics club. “We are
proud of our team. Th ey are eager to
learn and work hard and well together.”
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