TEAM INCLUDING BEEHIVE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY STUDENTS WINS TWO AWARDS AT THE FIRST LEGO LEAGUE WORLD FESTIVAL IN HOSTON
Sandy, Utah—A team that included three Beehive Science and Technology students won two awards at the FIRST (an acronym for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League World Festival Competition that was held in Houston April 17 through 20.
The Bionic Porcupines team won second place in the mechanical design category and 16th place in the robot game. The team competed against 108 other teams from around the world.
According to one of the Bionic Porcupines coaches, Annie Drennan, her team had 13- and 14-year-old students competing against many teams made up of 18-year-olds.
In order to participate in the World Festival Competition, the Bionic Porcupines team had to move through a series of local competitions that culminated at the Utah First Lego League at Southern Utah University on Feb. 16. The Bionic Porcupines won the Champion’s Award and first place in the robot game during the event. This was the second year in a row that the Bionic Porcupines have gone to the World Festival Competition.
Bionic Porcupines team members from Beehive are Allison Drennan, Kassie Holt and Timothy Holt. Also on the team are Mount Jordan’s Adria Brooks and Midvale Middle School’s Eric Snaufer and Andrew Wan. This team is coached by Drennan, Mark Snaufer and Ben Holt.