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Southern Tier Teams Advance to State Lego League Tournament

The Instructional Support Services Division of Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES held the Lego League 2017 Southern Tier Qualifying Tournament at Houghton College on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  Six teams earned ACE (Advance to Championship Event) certificates and will advance to the State Tournament at the University Rochester on Sunday, December 10.

Advancing Teams & Award Winners

The Ellicottville Disco Bricks team were named the Champion’s First Place Team and they also captured the Lego Cup and associated ribbons.  The team also placed first in the Robot Performance category and they will advance to the state championships.

The Whitesville Blue Bot Group took second in the Robot Performance category and earned the Champion’s Second Place Award.  They will also advance to the state competition.

The Ellicottville Fuzzy Logic team took home the Robot Design award and advanced to the state tournament to be held at the University of Rochester.

The Cuba-Rushford Rebels SOS team also advanced to the state championships in December.

The Fillmore Hydro Hammerheads won the Judges Award and also advanced to the state competition.

The Ellicottville Drain Matter team also advanced to the state championships in Rochester (no photo).

Additional Award Winners

The Friendship FCS Water Eagles won the Project Award.

The Fillmore Hydro Hobbits took home the Core Values Award.

And finally, the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Robo Wolves earned the Bernice Pierson Award (no photo).

First Lego League, a world-wide robotics program, was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in Science and Technology.  Each year a new program is designed to motivate kids to get excited about research, engineering, math and problem solving, while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills.