JBMA headed to LEGO championship

The Bruno Montessori team included, front row, Will Davis, Deven Patel, Bela Patel and Ashton Tyler-Dudley. In the back row are Davis Tyler-Dudley, Thomas Rooney, Elizabeth Bray, Soha Rasool, Coach Rakesh Patel, Katie Maxfield and Hannah Bray. (Contributed photo)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

INDIAN SPRINGS — A local school won second place overall at a regional LEGO Robotics tournament Dec. 1.

Joseph Bruno Montessori Academy’s team, EGGO My LEGO, placed second in the tournament, held at the school. Nine teams participated in the tournament.

The tournament consisted of fast-paced LEGO robot challenges. This year’s theme was “Senior Solutions,” which focuses on designs that serve senior citizens, according to a Bruno Montessori press release.

Teams were judged on the robots’ functionality, teamwork and on a research project.

The first place winner was Team Cherokee from the Cherokee County Career and Technology Center.

Teams that will move on to the state championship, to be held in Huntsville Jan. 19, include Team Cherokee, EGGO My LEGO, That Team from St. John’s homeschoolers, Team Acronym from Sci-Quest in Huntsville and Rocketbots from Rainbow Elementary School in Madison.