|Combined, the teams that make up Searsport-Area FLL.|
|Teamwork Award, earned by|
Team 17380 at the Old Town
The last few weeks of the season were hectic. Both teams decided to rebuild their robots after the qualifier, and making the programming adjustments for new equipment and new routes went down to the very last second. The teams also did some last-second research to shore up their presentations, and we added some elements to our practices to help us assess our Core Values. The hope was to focus on the things we needed to improve on to boost our scores.
|Mechanical Design Runner-Up Award, earned by Team 2956|
at the Maine FLL Championship (and which they promptly
made a robot out of!)
|Team 2956 presenting their research project at the Maine FLL|
I'm already very excited about next season. The only thing we know at the moment is that next year's theme is Animal Allies, and knowing how much children love animals, and seeing that one of our teams chose to focus on a Trash Trek project involving animals, I think that this is a wonderful theme that will get students engaged in the research project.
Going forward, we're going to need more help to ensure that our success continues to grow. I am projecting a need for at least a third team next year, and maybe even a fourth. I know that I was not the only one among our coaches and mentors that felt overwhelmed with how much was needed to make this season what it is, so please email me if you are interested in being a part of the team next season. We need you!
Searsport-Area FLL will stay quiet for the next few months. Preparation for next season will begin sometime in April. Stay tuned for updates on spring practices, informational nights, team registrations, and upcoming fundraisers!