Homer CCSD 33C
Goodings Grove Luther J. Schilling William E. Young William J. Butler
Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
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For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2017
Homer 33C students compete at robotics competition
Bring home five awards
An after-school project has earned a number of Homer 33C students high honors for teamwork, team spirit and creativity.
Fourth-graders from Butler, Goodings Grove, Schilling and Young schools recently competed in the 4-H Robotics Competition, showcasing the robots they built in Homer 33C’s STEAM Ahead With Explorers’ LEGO Robotics workshop.
Students were given LEGO MINDSTORM EV3 kits to work with and challenged to build robots (or Health Bots) that performed tasks related to healthy living and healthy choices.
Some robots were programmed to jog; some were programmed to deliver foods to a plate. Others were programmed to deliver vaccines to a hospital. Each robot had to complete as many missions as possible in a three-minute time period.
Thirty-one teams from 13 schools (including schools from Joliet, Plainfield and Shorewood) participated in the event. They competed April 29 at Joliet Junior College’s Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center.
Five Homer 33C teams from all four elementary schools took home awards. They were:
- Schilling School: Team Spirit Award
- Butler School: Teamwork Award
- Butler School: Most Creative Award
- Young School: Judges Award
- Goodings Grove: Reserve Champion Award
The competition was organized by the University of Illinois-Will County Extension 4-H Club.
“Hopefully, we encouraged some future scientists,” said University of Illinois Extension Educator Megan Walsh.
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