News Release, Calvert County Public Schools

Calvert County students showed off their engineering and programming skills at the 2019 Southern Maryland LEGO Robotics Championship, hosted by the College of Southern Maryland at the La Plata Campus on April 6, 2019. The competition consisted of 31 elementary schools and 17 middle schools from the tri-county area.

Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “Preparing for this competition is a fun way for our students to learn valuable STEM skills that will transition to higher-level courses.”

This year’s challenge theme was “Nature’s Fury.”Teams used LEGO Mindstorm/EV3 robotic systems to build robots and earned points for each task the robot successfully completed. In addition, teams completed a research project related to the challenge.

The winners from Calvert County are:

Elementary LEGO Winners

School NameTeam NameAward
Barstow ElementaryTeam Fury10thplace Robot Performance
Barstow ElementaryTornado Heads7thplace Robot Performance
Beach ElementaryDisaster Blaster2ndplace Robot Performance and Presentation Award
Beach ElementaryTerrifying Tornadoes3rdplace Robot Performance and Project Award
Calvert ElementaryInfernobots6thplace Robot Performance
Sunderland ElementaryRoboRockers8thplace Performance

Middle School LEGO Winners

SchoolTeam NameAward
Calvert MiddleCMSHInnovative Solution Award, Mechanical Design Award, Champion’s Award
Mill Creek MiddleVolcano RhinosTeam Work Award and Robot Design Award
Northern MiddleA Team2ndplace Programming Award
Northern MiddleB TeamRising Star Award
Plum Point MiddleBreakersInspiration Award
Plum Point MiddleRadical RobotsStrategy and Innovation Award
Windy Hill MiddleFantastic Floods1stplace Robot Performance and Project Award
Windy Hill MiddleLego Knights6thplace Robot Performance and Research Award

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