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IU8 hosting Lego competition

The Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is hosting the First Lego League Challenge competition through Friday.

The competition, with participants between the ages of 9 and 16, is being held in person at IU8’s 4500 Sixth Ave. location and virtually via Zoom.

The competition involves building and programming a Lego robot through research, problem-solving, coding and engineering. The objective is then to navigate the robot through various missions in a robot game.

Eleven teams from a four-county area and Maryland are competing. Students will meet with judges to present their projects, which are in three parts: core values, robot design and innovation.

Students will either complete robot game matches in real time or review their recordings with a head referee.

On March 10, IU8 will host a virtual awards ceremony for the teams.

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