Winners Announced at 11th Annual FIRST® LEGO® League Championship at Longwood High School

Members of Team #6435 GearHeadz of Rocky Point accept the Champion’s Award at the FIRST® LEGO® League Championship Tournament on March 1.


(Kings Park, NY)— On March 1, one thousand students, parents, and volunteers convened for a day of learning, technology, and fun at this year’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League (FLL) Championship at Longwood High School.

After eight weeks of research and design and four qualifying tournaments, 40 teams of children demonstrated their problem-solving skills, creative thinking, teamwork, competitive play, sportsmanship, and sense of community. This year's challenge was WORLD CLASSSM, where the teams researched and presented their own creative approach to how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century.


The FLL competition is judged in four areas: project presentation; robot performance; technical design and programming of the robot; and teamwork, with a consideration of the FLL Core Values. The highest honor will go to the team that does well in all four areas and best exemplifies the spirit and values of the program.

Listed below are the awards given for the FLL Championship on March 1st:


Team Number
Team Name/Town
Champion’s Award 1st Place: 6435
2nd Place: 2438
GearHeadz/Rocky Point
Floral Park Brick Heads/Floral Park
Robot Performance 1st Place: 6435
2nd Place: 4756
GearHeadz/Rocky Point
Aw3some Parakeets/New Hyde Park
Research 15067 RoboFalcons/Wantagh
Innovative Solution 10100 FRIENDS ACADEMY’S The COGnitive Quakers/Locust Valley
Presentation 12119 R.I.G./Floral Park
Mechanical Design 2305 Thunder Chickens/Garden City
Programming 237 Plainview Thunderhawks/Plainview
Strategy & Innovation 7022 BuckleyBots/Roslyn
Inspiration 92 Seaford Sea Lions/Seaford
Teamwork 10425 Harborfields Library Purple LEGO Eaters/Centerport
Gracious Professionalism 11293 Progressive School LEGO Jedi’s (7)/Merrick


Winners of the Champion’s Awards are eligible to participate in the FLL US Open at LEGOLand in Carlsbad, California on May 15-17 and the FLL Razorback Invitational at Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 14-17.

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