HONOLULU, Hawaii – Over 200 teams from schools statewide came to the Neil Blaisdell Center this weekend to compete and showcase their robots in the 2012 Hawaii FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championships.

During the 2012 season, FLL teams were tasked to improve the quality of life for seniors by helping them continue to be independent, engaged, and connected to the communities.  The teams needed to find a senior partner, identify and learn about a problem faced by seniors, create an innovative solution to the identified problem, and share their problem and solution with others.  The teams must also design, build, test, and program an autonomous robot to accomplish the Challenge mission on the field.

See below for a list of the awards:

Champion’s Award:

1st Place: 6070- Molokai Middle School

2nd Place: 6394- Carden Academy of Maui

Core Value Awards:

Inspiration-

1st Place: Kalakaua Middle School

2nd Place: Sacred Hearts Academy

Teamwork

1st Place: Noelani Elementary

2nd Place: Mokapu Elementary

Gracious Professionalism:

1st Place: Kalakaua Middle School

2nd Place: Maunawili Elementary

Project Awards:

Research-

1st Place: Manana Elementary

2nd Place: Punahou

Innovative Solution-

1st Place: Hoa Aina Farms

2nd Place: Independent Organization

Presentation:

1st Place: Mililani Mauka Elementary

2nd Place: Central Middle School

Robot Design Awards:

Mechanical Design-

1st Place: Island School

2nd Place: Moanalua Middle School

Programming-

1st Place: Mililani Middle School

2nd Place: Ali’iolani Elementary

Strategy & Innovation-

1st Place: Seabury Hall

2nd Place: Highlands Intermediate

Robot Performance Award:

1st Place: Hawaii Technology Academy

2nd Place: Ali’iolani Elementary

Judges Choice Award:

Team Spirit Award: Holualoa Elementary

For more information, please visit hawaiiroc.org.

Submitted by Corrie Heck, Chief Coordinator, ROC-Hawaii

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