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Florence One students advance in robotics competition

Sneed Team (Source: FSD1) Sneed Team (Source: FSD1)
John W Moore (Source: FSD1) John W Moore (Source: FSD1)
Delmae (Source: FSD1) Delmae (Source: FSD1)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (News Release) - Students who built robots in Florence One made impressive wins in several categories in the recent First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Regional Competition held at the SiMT Building.

Sixteen teams competed, and Florence One had three teams advancing to the state competition which will be held at Summerville High on March 7.

Holders of golden tickets to the upcoming March competition are the Sneed iSquires, John W. Moore RoboLions, and the Delmae Magno Minds.

The Sneed iSquires Robotics Team received first place in Robot Performance and the 2nd place Champion's Award. Kimberly Alexander and Lynn Howard serve as coaches.

The iSquires project involved the creation of an app “My Class My Way” that can be used in conjunction with a teacher's lesson plans in the classroom to meet three main learning styles. To create this app, the team worked with elementary students as well as middle and high school teachers, along with an app consultant. They created an app which could be used on devices like iphones and tablets in the classroom.

John W. Moore RoboLions won first place in ROBOTICS DESIGN at the regional FLL competition. Coaches are Jeff Murrie, Kay McSwain, Suzette Watson, Robby Crowley, and Amy Knight with team mentor, Russ Watson. Using a robot, the RoboLions created an acronym, R.E.S.T. which stands for relax, examine your situation, softly kick, turn and float to help school children survive a possible drowning.

Delmae Elementary School's Magno Minds won 2nd place in the Project category. The team also finished third in points on the table portion. Coaches are Shawn Hoehn, and Al Dean Davis. This year's project is titled “World Class, Learning Unleashed.” The Magno Minds chose to work with the visually impaired and developed a pair of virtual glasses that would allow the blind student to see virtual images in their mind. The invention is called M.R. EYES (My Reliable Eyes). They presented their invention using a news report skit.

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