Lake Harriet GEMS and GISE Teams Excel at District Robotics Tournament
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:10 AM

Congratulations to all of the GEMS and GISE teams that competed at the annual Minneapolis Public Schools First Lego League Tournament on January 25, 2020! All of the teams did a fantastic job representing Lake Harriet, showing off their robot design, programming, research and presentation skills during a full day of competition at Anishinabe Academy in north Minneapolis.
Special congratulations to all of the Lake Harriet award winners:
Core Values Award: Positive Pandas (Maeve S., Ellen D., Mae H. and Kaysa W.)
Programming Award: YuTube (Bassirou D., Ryan G. and Henry N.)
Innovative Project Award: Team Tux (Sullivan H., Miles F., Aidan S. and Harrison G.)
Innovative Design & Strategy Award and Innovative Architecture Award: The Violets (Lily J., Julia R., Natalia G., and Annie S.)
Judges Awards: Hockertrons (Matthew M., Theo H., and Tucker W.); JJAT Construction (Jacob M., Tate T., Aidan A., and Joe H.); Fancy Fries (Walter W., Ansel B., Emmett D., Jonas R., and Soren Z.); and Precious GEMS (Maya M., Ivy H., Hadley H., and Grace F.)
This year TWO Lake Harriet teams, Team Tux and JJAT Construction, advanced to the State tournament, which will be held on February 22 at Washington Technology Magnet School in St. Paul. Congratulations to the coaches and team members and good luck! 
A special thank you to 5th grade math and science teachers Mr T and Mr B, who spent countless hours before and after school coaching teams and to the parent volunteers who coached teams at home. Lake Harriet always has a strong showing at the District tournament and the students and teams couldn’t do it without amazing teacher and parent support. Thank you!