On Saturday, November 16, the Middle School sent three teams to the Montclair Society of Engineers New Jersey First Lego League Qualifying Tournament. HCS teams have been working since the summer to design and build a robot to earn points in this year’s game, “Into Orbit.” Teams were also responsible for creating a project around a solution to a problem associated with long term space travel. All three teams did a great job.

The fifth grade team won the Judges’ Award for their work on their project, commending the team for creating a website to share information about themselves and the project.

The seventh and eighth grade team won the Robot Design Award for their advanced coding using sensors. The team also earned an invitation to the state championship in a few weeks.

Lastly, robotics advisor Chris Kunkel won the Mentor of the Year Award. He was nominated by HCS students for his dedication and commitment to the robotics program.