News Release: December 17, 2019
Watch our video tribute to the FBR Nation Robotics Kings & Queens here.
Washington, DC. LET’S GO Boys and Girls is pleased to announce for the first time in its 10-year history that one of its District of Columbia FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics team competed in a regional FLL tournament. We are proud of the five-members of FBR Nation Robotics Kings & Queens team who are based at the FBR Branch Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. FBR Kings & Queens competed against 30 other DC teams on November 16, 2019 at McKinley Technology High School in northeast Washington, DC.
“FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the CITY SHAPER season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Innovation Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®,” according to FIRST LEGO League (www.firstlegoleague.org).
The growth of the FBR Kings & Queens has been phenomenal. Midway through the competition, FBR Kings & Queens ranked 15 among the 30 teams competing from the District of Columbia. The tournament was an exciting opportunity for the FBR Kings and Queens to meet and observe other FLL teams. They had a chance to learn as well as use their core value skills.
FBR Kings & Queens team is comprised of five students from this LET’S GO afterschool program: [INSERT FIRST NAMES ONLY]. They are coached by VaShaun Davis, a LET’S GO STEM Scholar alumni who graduated to Jr. Assistant and is now an Assistant Instructor. VaShaun is attending college and is studying to become a physical education teacher and basketball coach. The LET’S GO team is led by Jacqueline Baldini, STEM Director, Kandace Shields, STEM Director, Jackson Malkus, AmeriCorp VISTA, and VaShaun.
The success of the FBR Kings & Queens is as much their story as it is VaShaun’s journey. VaShaun has succeed from STEM Scholar to Jr. Assistant to Assistant Instructor.
And, one day to PE teach and coach.
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