Tracy Elementary’s building blocks

TRACY’S STATE LEGO LEAGUE TEAM received a special send-off from their fellow students on Friday. Team members are, front from left: Nolan Gervais, Jared Swenhaugen, Andrew Hippe, Lane Hoffman, Abby Yang. Back, from left: Gavin Fischer, Brice Johnson, Brayden Marron, Solomon Wolske, Cal Lanoue. Photo / Per Peterson

Robots and LEGOs. What more could a grade school kid ask for?

On Sunday, the Royal Panthers #54961 competed in the 2023-24 High Tech Kids MN FIRST LEGO League Challenge at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul.

The event consisted of three categories: robot design, innovative and the robot game. Kids were judged on the design of their LEGO robot and how it is coded, and for the robot game, the students are charged with coding the robot to do missions, with a goal of accomplishing each mission.

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