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Sacred Heart Greenwich Places First In Regional Robotics Competition

Sacred Heart Greenwich placed first in a regional robotics competition.
Sacred Heart Greenwich placed first in a regional robotics competition. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Sacred Heart’s Middle School sent two teams to the FIRST LEGO League’s qualifying event for the state championship, which was held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Greenwich Academy.

The fifth-grade team, Titanium Tigers, won the entire competition and was awarded the Championship Award. They excelled in all three areas of the competition – robotics, teamwork and solving a real world problem.

Their hard work and outstanding efforts were noted by the judges, who said the award was presented to the team that “embodies the FIRST LEGO League experience by fully embracing our core values while achieving excellence and innovation in both robot game and project.”

Team members included: Nailah Archer, Olivia Caponiti, Moira King, Elsa Latrille, Jayne Mangan, Laura O’Connor, Moira King, Josephine Orr, Lily O’Sullivan, and Kate Papadatos.

The Tech Tigers team, consisting of sixth- and and seventh-grade students, won the Judges Award for excelling in all areas of the competition.

Team members included Helen Bass, Caitlyn Dahnke, MaryGrace Farrell, Alana Frederick, Cailin Gordon, Caroline Hisler, Le-Anne Johnson, Catriona Marangi, Ashley Morgner, Ella Reidenouer, Ayla Shively, and Grace Turner.

Both teams qualified to compete in the Connecticut state championship, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Shelton High School.

“The FIRST LEGO League mission integrates well with our School’s mission to engage students in exciting programs that help them become science and technology leaders, and contributing members of society,” said Head of School Pamela Juan Hayes.

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