Students from Perth Andover Middle school were named champions of the province's First Lego League robotics qualifier tournament held recently at Rothesay Netherwood School near Saint John.
Bears Lego Robotics joined 18 teams from across New Brunswick in competing for a chance to move on to
the Acadia Robot Programming Competition in Nova Scotia coming up on Feb. 15-16, 2020.
"Our team won first place and have earned this awesome
opportunity," said teacher Michael Grant. "This is the first ever robotics team from Perth Andover Middle School so it's quite
Members of the school team are Jacob Durepos, Kyelee Michaud, Lachlan
Moore and Miles Paquette-O'Neill. The event at Rothesay Netherwood School included youth from Grades 4-8.
The top teams move on to the next competition in Nova Scotia in February and will then have the opportunity to advance to the world championships in Detroit.
The New Brunswick qualifier tournament was organized by Rothesay Netherwood School, FIRST ® LEGO® League, Acadia Robotics, and Brilliant Labs.
In the past, students in the province have had to travel to Nova Scotia to compete in robotics competitions.