DawgBots head­ing to LEGO Su­per Re­gions

The team gets a win in the Rossville­hosted re­gional com­pe­ti­tion.

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From staff re­ports

A l ocal ele­men­tary school ro­bot­ics team com­peted re­cently and came up with a first place win in one cat­e­gory, mak­ing them eli­gi­ble to move onto the next round.

Last week on Tues­day, the Cedar­town DawgBots took first place in the Core Val­ues por­tion of the TVA First Lego League Re­gional Tour­na­ment in Rossville.

This por­tion of the tour­na­ment tested the team’s work skills and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The tro­phy is on dis­play at North­side Ele­men­tary, where the pub­lic will be able to see it dur­ing vis­its to the school fol­low­ing the re­turn of school in Jan­uary.

The Cedar­town DawgBots also have qual­i­fied for Su­per Re­gion­als. They’ll be at­tend­ing the Su­per Re­gion­als on Jan. 13 in Chat­tanooga at Chat­tanooga Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

The Cedar­town Dawg- Bots are made up of fifth and sixth grade stu­dents and are coached by Lawana Gur­ley and Joshua Bearden.

The team started out last year as the North­side DawgBots and have helped build the ro­bot­ics pro­gram at North­side Ele­men­tary, but has now ex­panded with mid­dle school par­tic­i­pants as well.

“Every­one is very proud of these stu­dents and we look for­ward to see­ing these stu­dents com­pete at Su­per Re­gion­als on Jan­uary 13, 2017,” Bearden said in an email about the team’s win last week. “The DawgBots would like to say thank you to our spon­sors, which in­cludes HON, PCCA, Home De­pot, Miura, Ki­moto Tech, Waste In­dus­tries, Ge­or­gia Power, Kel­logg’s, and Jef­fer­son South­ern, and our par­ents and school ad­min­is­tra­tion for mak­ing our suc­cess pos­si­ble.”

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