By Marchell Burgess, Rising Robots Coach and Emerson 4th Grade Teacher
Congratulations to the Rising Robots on an outstanding season. As a second year team, they attended the FIRST LEGO League State Tournament on Saturday, December 16th. These ten 4th and 5th graders were required to present a science project, attend an engineer judging review, demonstrate how they worked as a team, and compete with their robot. They competed hard in each of these areas, giving their best on all accounts. Each of them added valuable skills to the team and its success, representing Emerson very well. A huge thank you for working so hard all season, and a heartfelt thank you to their mentors – Sachin Kheterpal, Michael Wilson, Tamara Faber-Doty, and Terence Groening – who spent countless hours leading them through the season. All their hard work paid off when they were awarded the Strategy and Innovation Award for the state tournament. Well done, Rising Robots!