Oxford Girl Scouts Build Confidence and Teamwork
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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by Vanessa Ort | Oxford Girl Scouts | Feb 15, 2011 9:18 am
On Sunday, Feb. 13, Oxford Girl Scout Lego Teams, The 7 Awesome Engineers and The Brownie Builders attended the 4th Annual Jr First Lego League Expo in Stamford.
The girls competed with 30 other Junior FFL teams from all over the state of Connecticut on the topic of Biomedical Engineering.
The goal of the Jr First Lego League is to introduce the children from age 6-9 to science and technology while learning to work as a team. Over a course of several weeks, the girls had to research, plan and create a Legos model based on this year’s theme.
In the end, they attended the Expo where they had to present their model and what they learned to reviewers. Each team won an award that recognized their strengths and successes and was presented to them by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
The 7 Awesome Engineers based their model on RIBA (Robot for Interactive Body Assistance) winning them an award for ‘higher than 5’ for their high levels of creativity.
Team 7 Awesome Engineers are Alena Kica, Abby Remond, Alex Brown, Abby Lacobelle, Savannah Guliuzza, Abby Peterson and Madison Mizak.
The Brownie Builders based their model on an x-ray machine winning them an award for Animation Kids for their outstanding teamwork. The Brownie Builders are Shannon Barre, Alyssa Modesti, Hannah O’Brien, Emma Lobraico, Anna Ort and Molly Jacob.