St. Thomas Robotics Team in a World Competition

St. Thomas the Apostle First Lego League 1st Place WinnersSt. Thomas the Apostle School’s Robotics team, the Brainstomers, attended the Mountain State FLL Invitational at Fairmont State University in West Virginia from July 12th through 14th. Composed of rising 8th graders as well as recent graduates, the team competed against over 60 student groups from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Mexico.

The Brainstormers are one of four robotics teams that represented St. Thomas at this year’s FLL North Jersey Regional Competition at Clifton High School. From there, the Brainstormers progressed to the state finals at Mount Olive High School, winning the First Place trophy for Team Work among 88 teams. In addition, they were selected to display their robotic skills during Engineering Week at the Liberty Science Center.

Members of the Brainstormers include Pablo Baez, Laura Conigliari, Michael Dox, Owen Lennox, Sofia Mattingly, Marissa Munoz, and Colin Salandy.

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