Shrewsbury High Robotics hosts Lego League competition


By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter

Teams in action
Teams in action
Photos/Melanie Petrucci

Shrewsbury – On Dec. 1, Sherwood Middle School was abuzz with 35 teams from all over the state competing in Mindstorm Mayhem, one of the commonwealth’s largest FIRST Lego League competitions, which was hosted and organized by Shrewsbury High School’s Robotics Team 467.

FIRST Robotics has partnered with Lego to provide opportunities to elementary and middle school kids worldwide to design, build, program a robot using Lego Mindstorms technology, and compete on a table-top playing field. The teams tackle different missions on the playing board to achieve the most points.

“We have been running this event for 12 years here at Oak and Sherwood middle schools and it’s one of the biggest events in the state. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a very popular event,” shared SHS Robotics Program Coordinator Carol McInally.

She added that Team 467 runs the event from organizing to the general management of the day’s events. She also included that many of the team’s alumni come back to judge the competition.

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