Manlius Pebble Hill’s LEGO Robotics team competes

Manlius Pebble Hill’s Middle School LEGO Robotics team, TriuMPH, competed Sunday in the First Lego League Finger Lakes qualifying tournament at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES facility in Auburn, NY.  TriuMPH, now in its third year, is comprised of Middle School students who work diligently from the start of the school year until early November every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school.

First Lego League is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders through the use of LEGO Robotics hardware. Each First LEGO team is given the same set of challenges and must work within a condensed time frame to accomplish these challenges while also completing an intensive research project. At the competition teams are evaluated not only for their success in the robotics challenges, but also for the depth of their research and the way they operate as a team.

TriuMPH brought home the award for Core Values, which is given to the team that demonstrates overall outstanding achievement in inspiration, teamwork, and gracious professionalism. By working together as a unit TriuMPH brilliantly demonstrated the 5 C’s of the MPH community. This year’s team consisted of Devan Trikha, Jacob Temes, Amelia Couvares, Paul DiFolco, Rhys Denno, and Evan Zimmerman.