JHS Team Qualifies for SBPLI Championship

Junior High FIRST Tech Challenge Team Qualifies for SBPLI-FIRST FTC Championship
Posted on 02/06/2020
Junior High FIRST Tech Challenge Team Qualifies for SBPLI-FIRST FTC ChampionshipThe Longwood Junior High School eighth-grade robotics team, The Lioneers, have been designated finalists at the First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition.  The team qualifies to participate at the SBPLI-FIRST FTC Championship on March 7 at Syosset High School.

Working with coaches Jackie Legnon and Sharon Hinkson, the students developed STEM skills and practice engineering principles while understanding the value of teamwork and innovation.

“We are so proud of our students,” said co-advisor Sharon Hinkson. “The team was founded this year, and the students have done a phenomenal job of working together to design, build, program, and operate a robot to compete in head-to-head competitions.” 

FIRST Tech teams design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.  The robot kit is reusable from year to year and coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming. Teams design and build robots, design, and market their team brand, and do community outreach to earn specific awards. 

Pictured l-r: Coach Sharon Hinkson, Gregory Cohen, Bryan Massian, Emmir Kazdal, Kamani Tucker, Ella Parkinson, Amanda Farrow, and Coach Jackie Legnon.  Not in photo:  Alena Ibrahim and Shayla Scudder.

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