Jarvis Middle School’s Aqua Challenger First LEGO League team captured the regional title at the SUNY Poly championship on Mar. 10, earning a place to the National Championships in Detroit Apr. 25-28.
The team, coached by teachers Deb Rachon and Ryan Biamonte, is mix of rookies and veterans.
On Friday, Mar. 16., Jarvis will celebrate with a Walk of Champions through Jarvis, and the Fisher and Barringer Road elementary schools. The team will return to Jarvis for a school-wide assembly.
LEGO First competition is made up of two separate challenges. First the team must build and program a LEGO robot to travel a predetermined course, accomplishing multiple tasks along the way. Second, the team must solve a particular environmental or social problem. The Aqua Challenges designed a device that records usage for each water outlet in a home. The device would allow residents to monitor water use with a goal to conserve.