Kenston FIRST LEGO League Team Goes to State

Team KIMERA (Kenston Intermediate, Middle, Elementary and St. Ritas Schools) from the Kenston FIRST LEGO Leagues went to the Northeast Ohio District Tournament held at the University of Akron on Sunday, January 12 and was one of six teams advanced to the State Competition to be held at the Nutter Center in Dayton on February 8 and 9. Our team’s motto: 4 Schools, 8 Kids, 1 TEAM!

The team was given a research project in August to detect a problem involving Severe Weather and then to create a solution. They created a way to make power lines safer to civilians when cut down by trees and also created a way to make them quicker to fix by linemen.

They built a LEGO Mindstorms Robot and programmed it to solve point-generated missions. At the District Tournament, their team won a trophy for Best Robot Mechanical Design, came in 9th place out of 22 on the Robot Mission Game, and scored high on all three presentations given to the judges. They had to present to three separate judges, one on the Core Values of LEGO League, one on their Project, and one on their Robot Design.

Congratulations and good luck at the State Competition!

In the picture– Top Left- Lukas Tomsich, Audrey Oleskiewicz, Coach Krissie Knapik, and Alex Knapik. Bottom Left- Alan Blow, Nathan Pulling, Sam Gulas, Coach Matt Knapik, Ben Knapik and Mac Snyder.

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