Congratulations to the William Floyd Elementary School robotics team, “The Floydbots,” who finished tied for 21st place out of 40 teams in the FIRST Lego League Championship held earlier this month at Longwood High School. The Floydbots, who qualified for this competition with a top five finish in the qualifier, were competing in this competition for the first time ever.
The Floydbots demonstrated teamwork, sportsmanship and ingenuity during all of their competitions. This year’s theme, Animal Allies, challenged students to identify and solve real-world problems on how animals and humans interact. Presented by School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), the competition featured problem-solving skills and creative thinking from 40 area teams, made up of students ages nine to 14.
In other robotics news, as the William Floyd High School Robotics team gears up to defend their Long Island title at the FIRST Robotics Long Island Regional Competition at Hofstra University on April 1, the William Paca Middle School Robotics team, Paca Wolves, was selected to demonstrate and speak about their robot the day of the competition in the lobby of the David S. Mack Sports Arena.