Local teams compete in Lego competition

BERLIN — Twelve teams from Gorham, Berlin, Milan and Errol public schools and Unity Christian private school assembled at White Mountains Community College for the second annual North Country Lego League Challenge. The schools partnered with the college in coordinating this all volunteer event under the leadership of John Holt of White Mountains Community College and Jen Corrigan of Gorham Middle High School.

Teams selected a challenge from a menu of options and prepared robots in advance of the event. After one run, teams were able to make quick adjustments and then put their creations to the test for a second trial. Volunteer Richard Payeur and White Mountain Science Inc.’s Executive Director Bill Church served as the judges. Gorham team “Borg” finished in first place, Errol teams “Jeff” and “Team EV” finished second and third.

Additional awards were given to Berlin teams: Phoenix, for independent problem solving; Squirrel Kings, for persistent problem solving; The Mountaineers for Creative Solution; and Galaxy Girls, for inspiration. 

Two Milan teams won awards: Building Botz, for exceptional teamwork, and Zone X, for gracious professionalism. 

Two other Gorham teams also won awards: G.O.A.T, for tireless effort and Borg, for strategy and innovation.

From Errol, Team BM Bear won for effort under pressure and Team EV won for awesome mechanical design.

Unity Christian team Big Blue won for communication and teamwork.

The North Country Lego League was made possible with the donation of LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Kits by BAE Systems. 

NCLL2017Twelve teams from local schools participated in the second annual North Country Lego League Competition. (COURTESY PHOTO)