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Robots 'leap' into action for Lynch and administrators

Robots 'leap' into action for Lynch and administrators

 

State Rep. Steve Lynch and Waynesville administrators visited a Lego League practice on May 3 at Waynesville Middle School. LEAP students provided an overview of the program, as well as demonstrated the robot “Mammoth” that they used during competitions this year. 

 

The Leaping Legos coaches are Laura Storie, who teaches LEAP to grades 5-6 at the WMDS; Stephanie Stokes, WSGC special education teacher; Tim Harrison, a new First Lego League coach and a teacher at the Waynesville Sixth Grade Center.  The LEAPing Legos team designed, built and programmed their robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then competed on a table-top playing field. The process of building a robot incorporates many STEM lessons and applications, lessons that students will begin to automatically apply as they advance through the program. FIRST participation encourages students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspires them to become leaders and innovators and enhances their work-life skills. 

 

Waynesville R-VI administrators included Dr. Elizabeth Washington, director of special services; Dr. Trish Adkins, assistant superintendent of instructional services; and Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent.

 

Those pictured in the group photo are front row: Sarah Parker; Henry Westphall; Grace Parker; Charity Nevins; Jesse Smith; Patrick Lewis; Shellianne Morales; Peyton Cummings; Stephanie Stokes; back row: Brian Vernon, assistant principal at WMDS; Robert Crabtree, assistant principal at WMDS; Tim Harrison, new FLL coach; Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent; Dr. Trish Adkins, assistant superintendent of instructional services; State Rep. Steve Lynch; Mavrick Williams; David Parker; Dr. Elizabeth Washington, director of special services; Jamie Goforth, principal at WSGC; Ruth Ann Justus, administrative intern at WSGC; and Stephanie Stokes, Lego coach.

 

"Issued May 9, 2019"

 

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