'The Bricks' Win Project Portion of LEGO Tournament
Congratulations to this team of Lake Zurich students!
A Lake Zurich LEGO robotics team known as "The Bricks" won the project portion of a tournament held Saturday at Lake Zurich High School.
The project portion involved the team researching food safety and then performing a skit on the topic. Coach Stacy Mergenthaler said the team was "asked to perform the skit in front of everyone at the tournament to demonstrate what a skit should look like."
"They took home a really nice-looking trophy and each (member) received a medal," said Mergenthaler. "It was a great day!"
"The Bricks" participate in the First LEGO League. For Saturday's tournament, the boys built and programmed a LEGO MINDSTORMS robot that had to perform a series of tasks.
The team consists of: Alex Li, seventh-grader at Quest Academy; and Lake Zurich Middle School South sixth-graders Patrick Burns, Collin Coover, Drake Heisterkamp, Justin Miller and Brett Rothas.
The team also placed in the top three for "Core Values," Mergenthaler said.
Check out our previous story about "The Bricks."