For the second year in a row, the Delphian School’s robotics team made it to the First Lego League State Championship Tournament. The preparations began in September, when the team formed up and began designing and building their robot and planning strategy. First Lego League is composed of students aged 9-14 years who are using the Lego Mindstorm Robotics kits to build and program robots.The qualifying tournament for the Yamhill County region was held at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville on December 5th. Delphian’s team (composed of four 8th graders, two 7th graders, two 5th graders, and one 4th grader) earned the highest overall score in the four categories of the competition. They took First Place and the right to advance to the state championships held at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, where they would face fifty-five of the top teams in Oregon.
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