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Red Oak Middle School Lego League Students Iowa State Tournament

January 21, 2019

On Saturday, January 19, 2019 the Red Oak Middle School’s Lego Robotic Team R.O.A.R.  traveled to the campus of Iowa State University to compete in the Iowa First Lego League State Championship Tournament. The team finished with a high score of 168 points to take home second place honors in the Robot Performance. The team also presented well in all three judging areas of Robot Design, Into Orbit Project, and in Core Values.

Red Oak was also honored this year as an awarded nominee team to present their project on Choromotherapy in the Iowa FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation. The FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award is designed to showcase the real-world, innovative solutions that FIRST LEGO League teams create as a result of their Project. Team R.O.A.R. presented their project solution of using Chromotherapy in space to aid in the emotional and psychological problems that astronauts may suffer during long periods of time in space.

These students did an outstanding job today and were very proud to represent the Red Oak community and Red Oak School District at the state tournament. Coaches Fellers and Vasquez would also like to express how extremely proud they are of the hard work, determination, and the professionalism these students showed during the State competition and throughout the season.


Members of this year’s team are 8th Graders; Josie Rengstorf, and Tessa Rolenc. 7th Graders; Joshua LeRette, Cyrus Mensen, Peyton Echternach, and Hunter Jarrett.  6th graders Landon Gigstad and Kyler Sandholm and 5th Grader; Santiago Vasquez.

The team is coached by TAG teacher Trish Fellers and Mr. Julian Vasquez along with Freshman high school mentor Sebastian Vasquez.

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