Woodstock ES Places at State First Lego League Competition!

Woodstock ES Places at State First Lego League Competition!

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From left to right, front tow: Coach Debby Pinion, Coach Neha Shah, Eddie Davis, Co-Captain Carly Goble, Captain Levi Little, Lauren Hunter, Emily Craig, GE Mentor Paul Hutto; second row: Coach Cindy Mauldin, Adam Elghonemy, Sarah Ebbs, Jordan DeFazio, Coach Danielle Cosey; back row: Bennett Keel, Principal Kim Montalbano, Maddy Brown.

Woodstock Elementary School’s robotics team members placed at State competition!

The team placed first in Core Values for Team Work at the First Lego League State Competition held on Saturday at Georgia Tech. The team will be recognized by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools at the Feb. 15 School Board meeting.

The team qualified for State by placing first in Robot Design and earning a 100% on its Core Values presentation at the First Lego League Super Regionals competition.

In First LEGO League competition, each team designs and builds a robot based on the LEGO Mindstorms system. The robots are designed and then programmed by the team to solve a set of missions, which are laid out on a First LEGO League playing field with models made from LEGO bricks. Each team also completes a research project affiliated with the tournament theme (this year’s is Hydro Dynamics), where they research and analyze a problem. Awards are given for Robot Design, Core Values, Robot Performance, and Project.





15 CCSD Students Earn Honors at State Technology Fair

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Fifteen Cherokee County School District students earned top honors at the Georgia Educational Technology Fair!

The School District entered 46 projects into the State Fair based on students’ outstanding first-place performance at the Regional competition coordinated by Mill Creek MS Assistant Principal Dr. Richie Carnes. The 15 students who placed at State competed there against more than 1,000 other students in a range of categories such as robotics, animation and project programming.

CCSD students who placed first, second or third at State are:

First Place
Shaaz Ali, Clark Creek ES STEM Academy – Literacy Challenge
Evan Fistel, Dean Rusk MS – Robotics
Averie LaBarbera, Holly Springs ES STEM Academy – Video Production
Riley Mulkey, Dean Rusk MS – Animation
Christopher Newhouse, Woodstock HS – Technology Literacy Challenge

Second Place
Connor Campbell and Ethan Durst, E.T. Booth MS – Audio Production
Adam Nay and Cateline Ward, Etowah HS – Video Production
Reagan Pastor, Creekland MS – Internet Applications
Tyler Richards, Sequoyah HS – Project Programming

Third Place
David Holbrook and Tyler Wilson, Carmel ES – Mobile Apps
Brett Lougheed, Dean Rusk MS – Project Programming
Matt Moore, Creekland MS – Digital Game Design
Jack Sapere, E.T. Booth MS – Animation
Chandler Stevenson, Freedom MS- Robotics
Byron Sullivan, Sequoyah HS – Digital Game Design

Two students, Christopher Newhouse and Byron Sullivan, also won $250 scholarships at the State Fair.

Students who earned first-place at Regions will be recognized for that achievement and subsequent placement at States by the Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools and School Board at the April 20 School Board Meeting.