PUBLISHED: 5:04 PM on Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Team "Irrationals" from Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School took top honors on Sunday at the First Lego League robotics tournament in Juneau. More than a dozen teams and 100 students and coaches participated in the competition. Team "Floyd Droids" from Floyd Dryden Middle School took second place. The Southeast winners will Alaska winners compete with other Alaska teams on January 12. The national competition is next April in Atlanta, Ga. Individual category winners were: Douglas home school "Spybots" (Design and Programming); Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School "Nuclear Beavers" (Project Research); Floyd Dryden Middle School "Dryden Impact" (Timed Competition); and Juneau Boys & Girls Club "Cyberguys & Girls" (Teamwork). The team coach award went to Becky Engstrom of Gastineau Elementary School. For more information, see next week's issue of Capital City Weekly.