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About Team Nevergreens
After finishing as First Runner Up Champions in the Southern California Championships for their performance in robot game, project, core values, and robot design, Team Nevergreens has the opportunity to compete among the best teams from domestic and international regions in May 2022.
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Eighth graders Kiran Musson and Brody Coe have worked together on the same team for five years, starting as the Iron Turtles. FLL has been the favorite activity over the years, introducing them to friendships along the way that have persisted throughout elementary and middle school.
Now in their final year before graduating to high school, they are pushing their advanced programming skills and innovation to new heights, making the most of their last year in the program.
Stephanie Luong’s FLL journey began in the 4th grade with the Astroneers. Now in 7th grade, her engineering experience, focus and efficiency has been invaluable to the Nevergreen’s success. The league has been great for “finding people I have things in common with and making friends!”
For Taneesh Vinjam, now in his 4th year, robotics was something he always knew he wanted to do. “You get to know people and it’s fun to collaborate.” Also in the seventh grade, Taneesh’s endless positivity and innovative attachment design has been essential to the team’s progress.
With a combined 18 years of FLL experience, their team robot, “SpongeBob” is the culmination of months of building and refining programming code using knowledge learned from the mistakes and successes the team has encountered since joining FIRST LEGO League.
While the Covid-19 pandemic limited in-person participation in 2020, Nevergreens rallied to develop their Innovation Project: Hemp, which aims to develop more environmentally sustainable packaging solutions to replace plastic and paper used in shipping materials. The project has been selected as one of four from the Southern California region to compete among 200 other projects from around the world for the Global Innovation Award!