LHCS GISE-GEMS Teams Pile Up Awards at District Tournament!
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:10 AM

gise and gems
Congratulations to all of the GISE and GEMS teams that competed in the Minneapolis Regional First Lego League (FLL) Tournament on Saturday, January 27 at Anishinabe Academy. LHCS Upper students spent fourth months designing and programming robots, researching and finding innovative solutions to problems with the human water cycle, and learning how to be an effective team. Their work paid off, with Lake Harriet Upper teams winning top awards in almost every category, including three out of five research project awards. We are particularly proud of our rookie 4th grade teams who were outstanding! 
Research Project Awards:  “Gear GISE,” Spencer D., Parker H., Nathan H. and Eli K.; “The Storm,” Hazel E., Julia H., Audrey S., and Ayla S.; and “Arctic Foxes,” Tiffany D., Keira D., Tessa D., Samantha E. and Hazel S.
Core Values Awards: “Smart Water,” Eli C., Finn J., Aidan, M., Adam S., and Gunnar S.
Robot Performance Awards: “GISE Gods,” Henry G., Olyn R., Andrew S. and Lewis. W.; and “Smart Water,” with the overall highest score of 130!
Robot Design Award: “LEGO Mind MELD,” Elisa K., Lily S., Maggie W., and Dora W.
Programming Award: “GISE Gods”
Judges Award: “Water Savers,” Oliver E., Bennet E., Kai H., and James M.
Team Spirit Award: “Gear GISE”
And finally, congratulations to the three Lake Harriet Upper teams who advanced to the FLL MN State Tournament on February 24 in St. Paul: “Smart Water,” “LEGO Mind MELD,” and “GISE Gods.” We wish them good luck!