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Charger Robotics – FLL wins state; advances to FIRST world competition

Hamilton School District had its best year ever in FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) state competition with Charger Robotics Team 31589 – Cyber Turtles winning the Wisconsin FLL State Championship and advancing to the FIRST Championship World Festival.TMS-SSI-FLL-Cyber-Turtles-WEB

The team was awarded the prestigious First Place Champions Award. The Champions Award is presented to the team that demonstrates superior knowledge in all aspects of FIRST which include project, core values, robot programming and the robot games. Cyber Turtles chose to address the No. 1 cause of water pollution in fresh water bodies – – cigarette butts. Their solution involved a pocket-size shredder where shavings would be recycled then turned in for money.

Members of Cyber Turtles were among 36 teams statewide that competed Feb. 8 in the Wisconsin FLL Championship. The team was also nominated for the Robot Mechanical Design Award and Core Values Teamwork Award. The team consists of seven students who attend Silver Spring Intermediate and Templeton Middle Schools, two Hamilton High School student mentors, three head coaches and two parent mentors.

FIRST Championship World Festival will be held April 29 in Detroit. A t-shirt fundraiser to help support the Wisconsin State Champion Cyber Turtles is underway. For more information about FLL, please visit