One of only two south Georgia teams invited to the State Robotics championships, the West Town Wildcats capped off an exciting robotics season by finishing 23 out of more than 500 Lego League Teams.
Each year, elementary students in 4th and 5th grade from Dougherty County compete in the FIRST Lego League robotics competition. This year the competition was based on the theme, City Shapers, and students were challenged to complete several tasks.
Students had to build and code a robot to autonomously complete Lego missions, demonstrate gracious professionalism and teamwork, complete a presentation about their robot's design qualities, and research and design a solution to improve a public space.
Dougherty County students took on the challenge and earned several recognitions this year, including an invitation to compete at the state level for the West Town Elementary Wildcat
Additionally, the following schools received recognition:
- Alice Coachman won the Champions' award for the most well-rounded team.
- Lake Park won the Project trophy for their real-world problem-solving based on the City Shaper theme.
- Sherwood Acres won a trophy for Robot Performance
- Radium Springs Elementary won a trophy for exhibiting the Core Values of FIRST
- West Town won a trophy for exhibiting the Core Values of FIRST
Dougherty County also had five teams advance to the super regional competition, where our teams earned additional recognition:
- Alice Coachman
- Lake Park
- Radium Springs
- Turner- won the Project trophy for their real-world problem-solving based on the City Shaper theme.
- West Town- won the Project trophy for their real-world problem-solving based on the City Shaper theme.
The West Town Wildcat Warriors advanced to the state competition where they competed against teams from all over the state of Georgia. They were one of only two teams from the southern part of the state to be invited and represented our area well. Out of more than 500 LEGO League teams in Georgia, West Town ended their competition at number 23 statewide, placing them in the top 4% of teams in the state of Georgia.
You can see a photo gallery of images of students on all of the teams by clicking here.