Public school students do well in First Lego League

President Luis Abinader proudly awarded winners of the First Lego League 2024 Robotics Competition and recognized 88 students from nine educational centers.

The contest took place 4 and 5 May 2024 at the Carol Morgan School in the capital city.

This year, 34 public educational centers participated in the eighth First Lego League International Robotics Championship, which belong to 10 of the 18 Regional Education Centers. A total of 9 teams from these centers stood out as winners. The winning educational centers competed against a total of 54 private and public educational entities, in the categories of Excellence in Engineering; Project and innovation; Robot design; Robot performance; Core values and Entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm.

Minister of Education Angel Hernandez celebrated the win with trophies for the winners from among 640 students and their teachers and mentors who competed in 55 teams in the FLL Challenge (9 to 14 years) and 15 teams in the FLL Explore (6 to 10 years) contests representing public schools. International robotics competition of 18 awards won by the Dominican Republic, 9 were by students registered in public schools. Several of the schools are affiliated to the Catholic Church organization.

The winners were from:
Centro Educativo Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia (National District)
Centro Educativo Madre Mazzzarello (Santo Domingo East)
Centro Educativo Club 20-30 (Puerto Plata)
Liceo Cientifico Dr. Miguel Canela Lazaro (Hermanas Mirabal)
Liceo Parroquial Frances Downes (Elías Piña)
Centro Educativo Laura Vicuña (Santo Domingo East)
Liceo Gregorio Luperon (Santo Domingo North)
Centro en Artes Matias Ramon Mella (Punta Cana)
Centro Educativo Antonio Paredes Mena (Consuelo, San Pedro de Macoris)

The Deputy Minister of Technical and Pedagogical Affairs, Ancell Scheker, rejoiced saying the achievements “show how we are moving forward and that it is possible to achieve success in the development of students.”

The official highlighted the ministry’s commitment to continue supporting initiatives that enhance the comprehensive learning of students and prepare them to face the challenges of the 21st century.

For his part, the director of Educational Informatics, Wilson Mateo, stated that the participation of students in competitions such as the First Lego League not only promotes the development of technical and programming skills, but also encourages teamwork, creativity and problem-solving.

The First Lego League in the Dominican Republic is coordinated by Fundecitec.

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15 May 2024