IMG_0028aMiddle School Robotics has won the State Championships!

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The Middle School Robotics team at Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville, MD, under the direction of Coach Theresa Jahng, won the Maryland State Champion’s Award at the State competition. The competition was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. They will now go on to represent the state of Maryland at the World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri in late April.

Check out the WJZ interview here:

 

They competed against over seventy other teams. The Champion’s Award recognizes a team that “embodies the FIRST LEGO League experience, by fully embracing FLL’s Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project.” The MD FLL Champion for this year is invited to attend the FIRST World Festival in St. Louis, MO, which is a celebration of the FIRST Lego League season that showcases Champion’s Award-winning teams from around the world. They will now compete against over forty different countries and winners from other US states.

 

This is an amazing accomplishment considering Chapelgate has a total of just ninety students in its whole middle school. These young people, not only constructed a winning robot, but embodied a selfless attitude throughout the season in assisting other teams they competed against. They have been an illustration of the school’s desire to model humility and team work.

Mrs. Jahng and the parents are making plans for the trip to St. Louis with great enthusiasm.  They would welcome any financial gifts to assist in what will be a cross-country field trip.  A fund is being established to allow contributions to this wonderful opportunity for our students, our school, and the state of Maryland!
Here are some of the comments from the judges regarding our team:

IN TERMS OF CORE VALUES: 

Regarding InspirationExtremely cohesive team that exemplified polish, preparation, and organization. Very enthusiastic about all three aspects of competition. Very authentic presentation.

Regarding Teamwork: Organized approach to reviewing requirements and assigning roles. Strong, advanced skills in brainstorming ideas quickly and performing. The team effectively considered risks and addressed issues with an agile methodology. Well coached team for sure.

Regarding Gracious Professionalism: Team encouraged each other and considerate of all ideas. Good example provided of how the team assisted another team at a previous event. This team is ready for competition with humility.

* All elements of future software developers observed!

PROJECT: The judges were challenged by identifying constructive criticisms. Excellent work!

ROBOT: Great attachments and use of sensors, good advanced programming techniques, use of code elements, good durability of robot.

Please consider donating to help send us to the World Championships! Click below and in the “Choose Campus” drop down, choose “Chapelgate Academy” then in the “Choose Account” drop down, scroll to “CCA- MS Robotics” then input your donation amount. Your donation will go directly to this important fund. CCA is a 501C3 so your gift is tax-deductible and you will receive a gift receipt for every donation by mail.

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