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Churchill Junior FIRST LEGO Team Competes at World Expo

Apr 26, 2015 08:25PM ● By Steven Jack
Churchill's Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) team #234 Mighty Mustangs won the Master Programmer Award Saturday at the 2015 World Expo in St. Louis.  The World Expo highlights 60 of more than 4500 Jr.FLL teams, worldwide.

During the event, our students were able to meet Jr.FLL teams from countries as far away as China, South Korea, Mexico, and Canada.  In addition, they were able to visit with FLL, FTC and FRC teams from all over the world as they toured the robotics pits during the World Championship.

One of the highlights of the Mighty Mustangs trip was being greeted by Oswego's Gear It Forward 2338 FRC team, and not only receiving a VIP Tour of the FRC Pits, but having the opportunity to see them play and win their way through the tournament. The Mighty Mustangs 234 send their congratulations to Gear It Forward 2338 on achieving 4th Place in the World for FRC Alliances.

Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them.  This program features a real-world challenge, to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination.

Churchill FIRST Lego League teams were made possible by generous financial support from AHEAD, LLC, as well dedicated volunteers coaches and mentors, and the support of the Churchill Home and School Association.

AHEAD, LLC, is headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.  AHEAD serves 400 plus enterprise clients in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, legal, retail and other industries in various areas of the world.