Homer CCSD 33C
Goodings Grove Luther J. Schilling William E. Young William J. Butler
Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager
For Immediate Release:
May 12, 2017
Homer 33C students compete at robotics competition
Bring home five awards, including 3rd place trophy
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
One team — a team from Goodings Grove — placed 3rd out of 31 teams
from Joliet, Plainfield, Shorewood, Homer Glen and Lockport. They were each
judged on teamwork, design and programming.
The competition was held April 29 at Joliet Junior College’s Weitendorf
Agricultural Education Center.
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
Five Homer 33C teams from all four elementary schools took home awards.
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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