A Dublin FIRST LEGO League team took top honors at the state competition, earning a trip to Legoland.
Mindstorm Megabytes, a team of students from Indian Run Elementary School, Sells and Karrer middle schools and St. Brigid of Kildare School won the first place Champions Award at the state competition held Feb. 7-8.
With the top award, the team will represent Ohio at the North American Open at the California Legoland in May.
The team includes Indian Run student Siddharth Raja-gopal; Sells students Josh Smith, Mukund Nadimpally, Grace Kreitemeyer, Jeff Bryden, Ryyaan Chowdhury and Nusrah Chowdhury; Karrer student Amita Kharabe; and St. Brigid student William Sweatt.
Jerome High School student Aditi Kharabe is a mentor for the team.
The team is coached by Cindy Bryden, Raj Govindarraj and Enam Chowdhury.
The ImagiNeers Team from Indian Run and Wyandot elementary schools won the Martin Luther King "Dream" Award.
Coffman High School student and team mentor Manu Singhal won the Young Mentor Award.
The ImagiNeers includes Indian Run students Ria Singhal, Siddahrth Gadepalli, Sanjay Janardhan, Rithika Nldimusali, Holland Max and May Endo and Wyandot student Aneetej Arora. The team is coached by Rajiv Singhal.
Lost in LEGO, a team of students from Davis Middle School and Chapman Elementary School won the Gracious Professionalism Award at the state competition.
The team, coached by Florian Kirchhoff and Yongping Guo includes Davis students Evan Philipp, Jason Guo, Bonnie Guo, Peyton Rogers, Garrett Smith, Charlotte Kirchhoff and Sanjay Medicherla and Chapman student Ben Kirchhoff.
The Karrer Middle School team Probotz earned more than 500 points in the robot round, a high score.
The team includes Karrer students Justin Monroe, Michael Ching, Spandan Gupta, Joshua Burnstein, Benjamin Burnstein, Pranav Murali, Siva Keerthi Pelluru and Noah Sheridan. The team is coached by Dan Monroe.