The Ohio State University at Newark

Local FIRST Lego League Teams Headed to State Championship

NEWARK, Ohio, January 25, 2018 – Six central Ohio FIRST® Lego® League (FLL) teams are advancing to compete in the Ohio FLL Championship on Feb. 3-4 at Wright State University. The teams competed in a field of 16 at the FLL district tournament hosted by Licking Valley High School on Saturday, Jan. 20. The tournament was sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark.

FLL teams advancing to the Ohio state championship:

The Lego Lords - New Albany (Champion’s First Place Award)

Mann Arora, Varun Chitiveli, Pranav Chitiveli, Aditya Chittari, Shobhit Pradhan, Atman Singh

Mindstorm Wizards - Granville (Champion’s Second Place Award)

Grace Emery, Santi Quijano, Sebastian Rodgers, Jack Miller, Mabel Rhodes, Abby Boissy

Robotic Panthers - Newark

John Chapman, Nicholas Foltz, Kameron May, Jacey Nethers, Elsa Shaw, Henry Shaw, Cianna Woltz-Yarnelli

Techno Storm - Dublin

Thanish Boggula, Aryaman Dashora, Yash Gaddam, Akaash Ganga, Shawn Hu, Pranav Kakarla, Sara Khouw, Skul Singh

Granville Master Builders - Granville

Maria Dow, Glenn Lee, Alex Organ, Sarah Soliman, Yousef Soliman, Ethan White, Owen White

Scientific Sorcerers - Granville

Jack Hann, Luke Hann, Amelia Havill, Audren Hedges-Duroy, Sophia Mitton-Fry, Nora Mitton-Fry

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League is a program which immerses 9-14-year-olds in real-world science and technology challenges. Teams design their own solution to a current scientific question or problem and build autonomous LEGO robots that perform a series of missions. Through their participation, youth develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities while learning that they can make a positive contribution to society. FLL is comprised of three parts: core values, project research and robot design. This year’s theme is Hydro DynamicsSM. The project mission is to explore where water comes from, how we make sure it is safe to drink and what happens to waste water.

Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors.