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Girl Scouts Head to Robotics Competition


EDMONDS BEACON | A fifth-grade troop of Edmonds Girl Scouts will head to the Washington FIRST Lego League Robotics semifinals at Shoreline Community College on Saturday, Jan. 23, to put their Lego robot, Kitty Jr., to the test.

The girls’ team goes by the name “Terrific Techbots,” and they have been developing and sharpening their Lego building and programming skills since September.

The team placed in the “Top 10” at the qualifiers on Dec. 12 at Glacier Peak High School, and also won the “Most Inspirational” award for a challenge.

The FIRST Lego League is a robotics competition for elementary and middle school students ages 9 to 14 with the goal of inspiring an interest in science and technology.

Annabelle Yenter, 11, said the team is sponsored by Girls Scouts of Western Washington. “They decided that girls should become engineers,” Yenter said, “and they wanted to encourage that, so they sponsor our Lego robotics team" ... Read the full story here!