FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifying Set At Mexico Middle School

MEXICO – The Mexico Academy and Central School District will once again be hosting the regional qualifying event for the FIRST LEGO League Challenge.

This years’ event, to be held on November 14 beginning at 8 a.m., will see 24 teams from all across Central New York come together to compete in the 2015 Trash Trek Challenge.

The event will be held in the Mexico Middle School gymnasium located at 16 Fravor Road in the village of Mexico.

Students in grades 4-8, working in teams of up to 10 students, will explore the fascinating world of trash.

There is more to trash than meets the eye and FIRST LEGO League teams will discover the hidden world of trash: from collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse.

This year’s challenge is divided into three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL Core Values.

The Robot Game will feature students programming an autonomous robot to score points on a “trash” themed playing field and the Project portion involves developing a solution to an identified problem; all while following the fundamental core values of the FIRST LEGO League.

The Core Values include: we are a team; we do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors; we know our coaches and mentors don’t have all the answers; we learn together; we honor the spirit of friendly competition; what we discover is more important than what we win; we share our experiences with others; we display Gracious Professionalism and cooperation in everything we do; and we have fun.

For more information about FLL and the regional competition, visit