Nyssa sends two robotics teams to state championships

Sixth-grader Tyler Young tinkers with the robot his team, SPAC3 HACK3RS, designed for the Robot Game event during the FIRST LEGO League regional meet held Saturday, Dec. 8 at TVCC's gymnasium. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

With their robots at the ready, 16 FIRST Lego League teams from the Treasure Valley region demonstrated problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, sportsmanship and competitive play Saturday in Ontario.

Harper Charter, Four Rivers, Nyssa Elementary, May Roberts Elementary, Aiken Elementary, Alameda Elementary and St. Peter’s Catholic School were among the schools that participated in the Saturday tournament. Each team consisted of four to six students.

The theme “Into Orbit” tasked students with tackling issues faced by astronauts during space travel. Participants had to consider the lack of air, water and food, loneliness and isolation, waste disposal and recycling, and the need . . .