This year, the Purity Class was invited to the Robotics Showcase by the 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance which was held on December 15, 2018 at the Lonnie Johnson STEM Activity Center on 275 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA. Two EV3 robots and the In Orbit Robot game were donated to participate. This amounted to almost $2000.00 in Lego equipment. With the help of the Youth Department, Puritans were able to go and spend the night to participate in the FIRST Lego League Regional Tournament on December 15, 2018.
Lego teams from around Georgia competed in the Robotic Game using Lego Mindstorms, presented the research relating to Into Orbit and presented their ideas on Core Values. Puritans were among 25 teams in the competition. Dr. Lonnie Johnson encouraged the youth to strive for excellence in STEM. The quote for the day was “ Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime during the life of the opportunity.”
Puritans on the team were Bryson McGhee – captain, Ahmod Gilbert, Ahmarion Gilbert, Nadia Ragland and Arianna Stacy. Bryson, Ahmod, and Ahmarion spearheaded the robot game. Ariana was responsible for the research and Nadia was in charge of the Core Value presentation. This was the first competition for the team and we are planning for the competition in AIM, Tampa, Florida. Special thanks to the parents who made it possible for the young people to go to Atlanta: Brother McGhee, Brother and Sister Franklin, and Deacon and Sister Stacy. Please visit the Puritan Facebook page for more pictures of the event.