Moody County 4H Robotics headed to international competitions
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Two teams will represent South Dakota at the International First Lego League competitions held this spring. Both of the teams are in the Moody County 4-H Robotics Club.
Team Burning Breakfast Burritos
Team Burning Breakfast Burritos from Flandreau, South Dakota, was selected for their outstanding Innovation Project, Robot Design and Core Values, as well as their performance in the Robot Game. The team will be traveling to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, to compete against 95 teams from around the world.
Team Burning Breakfast Burritos is composed of five students at Flandreau Middle School — Creighton Hanson, Piper Haugen, Tillie Haugen, Alex Julson, and Alex Nickel.
They compete June 7-13.
Team Almighty Fiery Alpacas
Team Almighty Fiery Alpacas from Flandreau, South Dakota, was selected as Core Value Award Winners displaying all aspects of FIRST ® LEGO® League Core Values. They will compete against 80 teams from around the world at the Razorback Open Invitational on the University of Arkansas campus.
Team Almighty Fiery Alpacas is composed of five students at Flandreau Middle School — Jillian Knippling, Isabel Kulm, Ameilia Pieper, Rona Streitz, and Sierra Thielsen.
They compete May 17-22.
Raising funds to compete
Moody County 4-H Robotics is working to raise the funds needed for their registration fees, lodging and food on campus, team exchange items, team shirts, and other expenses. They need to raise $15,000 and are looking for corporate and personal sponsorships.
Anyone donating $250 or more will be featured on the team banners, with other benefit levels available. The teams are happy to do presentations for community groups as they work toward this goal.
To sponsor or arrange a presentation, please contact them at email@example.com or (605) 695-9081.
Donations can also be made through GoFundMe: gofund.me/45bf8208.
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