POWAY, CA — The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championships were held over the weekend with 100 teams competing from Southern California (LA, Orange County, SD).
Carlsbad Unified School District was represented by Armstrongs (grade 7) and the Nevergreens (grades 7 – 8). Both teams are from Aviara Oaks Middle School.
The Nevergreens earned the 1st Runner Up Award at the Poway Championships and will advance to the FLL Razorback Open Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas May 19-22, 2022 where 80 teams from around the world will compete.
In addition, the Nevergreens received a nomination to compete in the Global Innovation Award (GIA). Only 200 teams are nominated in the US, and only 20 teams advance to the Global Innovation Award judging in June.
The competition was a hybrid format. Robot design and project presentations were recorded and pre-submitted. Q&A judging for robot design, project, and core values were in person. The robot game competition was also in person.