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Jarvis LEGO team captures crown, headed for national competition

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.

Photo of eight students and two adults standing in two rows.

Team Aqua Challengers is (Front left to right) Isabella White, Kandace Lyman, Annamarie Lyman, and Avery Fike. (back row left to right) coach Ryan Biamonte, Julianne Fike, Alexis White, Nick Shedd, Shreya Patel, and coach Deb Rachon.

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.