Oregon City schools compete at LEGO robotics tournament
Two Oregon City School teams competed in the Oregon LEGO Robotics Qualifying Tournament held at Mentor Graphics in Wilsonville last month.
LEGO Robotics is offered every season at the Oregon City School District through Oregon City Community Education (OCCE). The fall term just ended for students ages 10-14, with a local expo for all teams, held at Eastham School.
At the expo, each team showed off their LEGO robot and demonstrated how it completes various missions. Teamwork, inclusion, innovation and discovery are among the strong core values taught while still having fun.
Forty-two students from several schools comprised the six Oregon City teams. Two of those teams from Gardiner Middle School and Alliance Charter Academy went on to compete against 233 other schools in Oregon. Gardiner's team, The Lunar Ladies, received the honor of Rookie Team Award and are advancing to the state finals in January.
Winter term registration for kids ages 6 to 9 currently is open through Oregon City Community Education and there are openings for parent volunteers.
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