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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts Roaring Lions Robotics Design Team Takes Third Place In NYC FIRST Lego League Tournament - Congrats!!!!!!

Roosevelt Island Junior Girl Scout Troop 3001 Leader Aiesha Eleusizov shares these photos and reports:

On Saturday February 11, Roosevelt Island's very own Girl Scout Troop 3001's team "Roaring Lions of Roosevelt Island"

competed in the NYC FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament in Marine Park, Brooklyn! The Roaring Lions of Roosevelt Island took 3rd Place in Robot Design and advanced to Semi-Finals!

The Roaring Lions of Roosevelt Island team is comprised of seven fourth and fifth grade girls in Junior Girl Scout Troop 3001 - Alua Zhanuzakova, Charlotte Peterson, Jayla Davis, Lily Kalb, Louisa Ersenkal, Louise Wang, and Victoria Gorain. The volunteer coach for the team is Girl Scout leader Heather Smith.

Island Kids generously sponsored the team by providing a much needed meeting and practice location for the team. Since September, the team has met for two hours each week plus many, many weekend and holiday practices.

The FIRST Lego League competition has three parts: Robot Games, Core Values of teamwork and cooperation, and a real world Project to improve the interactions between animals and humans.Teams must perform well across all 3 categories to advance to the semi-finals.

The girls excelled in programming the robot and each girl on the team programmed their own mission, They competed against teams from all over the city - collecting points when they successfully complete missions in 2 minutes 30 seconds. The girls worked together to research and come up with a solution to the issue of having guinea pigs in small apartments by designing guinea pig multi-story "high rise" cages to give more space for the guinea pig without having the cage take up too much space. The girls created a fun skit and made up a song to explain their project to judges. The girls demonstrated their awesome teamwork and "gracious professionalism" with their positive and supportive attitude towards each other while completing teamwork challenges in front of the judges.

The Roaring Lions of Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts

made us proud with their well-planned robot missions and creative research projects! Congratulations, girls!
Great job and Congratulations Roaring Lions Junior Girl Scouts Of Roosevelt Island!!!!

The Roosevelt Island Roaring Lions were also congratulated for their efforts by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.

Here's more on the First Lego League.