Marquette FIRST LEGO League 2011

On November 19th, 2011, C.O.R.E. volunteered at the FIRST LEGO League competition at Marquette University High School. There, our team sold concessions to the young students. A couple of our members also helped out as referees and kept the crowds cheering as a master of ceremonies. It was exciting to see a full house rooting on a total of 34 competing teams. This competition was a major fundraising event for C.O.R.E.

FIRST LEGO League Tournament 2011

FLL students on the field

On Saturday, November 12th, C.O.R.E. hosted the FIRST LEGO League tournament at Waukesha South High School in the field house. Our team ran the event, provided volunteers, prepared concessions, and helped the event run smoothly. We queued the teams up for the competition fields and for going to talk to the judges. Some of the members of C.O.R.E. showed off the VEX robots to the younger kids to get them interested in continuing with FIRST and robotics related activities. All in all, theFLL students cheering feedback C.O.R.E. received was positive. The kids were very enthusiastic to be able to work with the high schoolers. The field house was filled with cheers of joy as the programs worked and cries of despair as the parts on the robots broke. Parents sat in the stands and rooted on their favorite teams. There were thirty-three teams participating in the event.

VEX Middle School Tournament 2011

November 6th, 2011, C.O.R.E. hosted its second VEX League tournament at Waukesha West High School, this time for middle school students. About 36 teams from all around Waukesha came to compete. (For more information on this year’s game, Gateway, click here.) During the month of October, some of the teams had been coming to Waukesha South and working on their robots with the help from C.O.R.E. 2062. November 6thwas the day of judgement, to see if all their hard work had paid off. The excitement and tension in the air was as thick as pea soup. The air was filled with cries, both of glee and despair. Kids everywhere were cheering on their robots and teams, vying to be in the winning alliance. The robots used chains and pulleys and levers and pincers and more gears than one could have ever imagined. C.O.R.E. queued the teams for matches, provided food, and refereed the matches. All in all, it was a great day.

VEX High School Tournament 2011

On November 5th, 2011, C.O.R.E. 2062 hosted a VEX Tournament for high school students at Waukesha West High School. This year’s game is called Gateway (for more information, click here). After getting the teams’ robots weighed and measured, the competition finally started at about nine a.m. The gym was filled with excitement as people cheered on their favorite teams. Throughout the entire day, students were making quick fixes on their VEX robots due to the wear and tear of matches. The robots ranged from being very simple to complex. It was a day full of highs and lows as people won matches and robots broke and teams won awards. C.O.R.E. queued the teams for matchs and refereed. At the end of the day everyone was exhausted but happy with how the day went.

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