Back row, from left: NRG team leader Adrian Lee, Clayton
Skelton, Jake Kirgan, James Rolewicz and Ethan Corbin.
Front: Mitch Rolewicz, Grace Skelton and Murphy Roate.
Local 4-H robotics team competes at regional
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[December 28, 2012]
The Logan-Menard-Sangamon County
4-H robotics team, NRG 12211, received two awards
Saturday at the FIRST Lego League regional tournament in Decatur.
They competed with 11 other teams in this year's "Senior Solutions"
robotics challenge. Each team presented a unique way of solving a
problem or dilemma that might be an issue for the elderly.
Team NRG performed a game show about their solution, completed a
core values group challenge, and communicated their robot design and
engineering knowledge in a separate judging session. In addition,
the team built and programmed Lego Mindstorms robots to perform a
series of missions during 2 1/2-minute competition matches.
NRG competition team included Logan County 4-H members Clayton and
Grace Skelton, James and Mitch Rolewicz, Murphy Roate, Jake Kirgan,
Austin Killion, and Menard County youth Ethan Corbin. The team was
led by Adrian Lee.
They were awarded the Best Robot Design Award in their regional
tournament division. They were selected by the other competition
teams to receive the Best Pit Award as well.
Team sponsorship and support was provided by John Deere Corp.,
Verallia Saint-Gobain Containers, GMP Local 71, GMP Local 117,
Central Illinois Technology and Education Research Institute, and
University of Illinois Extension. They were also mentored by Chad
Yagow from John Deere.
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Logan-Menard-Sangamon County 4-H thanks the sponsors and
congratulates the NRG team on their achievement.
For more information on the 4-H youth development program in the
Logan-Menard-Sangamon Unit, as well as how to involve your children
in Logan County 4-H, contact Patty Huffer or Amy Hyde in the Lincoln
office at 217-732-8289.
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