MMS Robotics advances to Super Regionals

L-r: Michael Walden, Amarian Harden, Jake O’Conner, Jessica Thaler, Laura Hill,Jase Vining, Allie Johnson and Cace West.

The Metter Middle School Robotics Team will compete in the Central Georgia Super Regional Qualifier at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins on Saturday, Jan. 25. 

The local team, comprised of Michael Walden, Amarian Harden, Jake O’Conner, Jessica Thaler, Laura Hill, Jase Vining, Allie Johnson and Cace West, will compete against 36 other teams who have moved on to this event.

To qualify to compete in Super Regionals, MMS first took part in the Southeast Regional Open, which was held Dec. 14 in Waycross.

“The Champions Award is the most prestigious award that a team can win at an official First Lego League event,” explained Kimberly Grantham, team advisor. “It celebrates the ultimate success of the first mission. Core values, innovation project, robot design and robot game are considered equally important for this award. This means that all three judged sessions (core values, innovation project and robot design) and the robot game performance are weighted equally.”

MMS won the Robot Performance Award for winning the most points in Robot Game, outscoring all other participating teams.

Should the local team qualify to go on to state after Super Regionals, they will compete in either Atlanta or Athens the following week.

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