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South River Hosts FIRST Lego League Competition

Middle and elementary school students tested their robotics, teamwork and problem solving skills at the FIRST Lego League competition at South River High School.

More than 200 middle and elementary students from across the Maryland, DC and northern Virginia gathered at South River High School for the Third Annual South County Showdown FIRST Lego League competition.

The South River Powerhawks team hosted the younger teams in the school’s cafeteria, gymnasium and auditorium.

Twenty-two middle school teams and 13 elementary teams participated in the daylong competition according to Maryland For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League Planning Committee member Patrick Fee. He said there are 261 teams across the region.

A list of the winners and those advancing to the state competition are also attached to this article.

For details on the South River High School robotics team visit Powerhawks.org.

Nicki Mayo December 12, 2011 at 03:03 PM
These kids ROCK! We'll have a video with the winners headed to state later this week.
D. Frank Smith December 13, 2011 at 08:35 PM
Awesome video guys. Loved seeing the devices they came up with.
Nicki Mayo December 16, 2011 at 05:58 PM
Yes @D. Frank these kids are AWESOME!

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