Vienna Brick Builders Win First-place Award

Vienna Brick Builders Win First-place Award

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A team of sixth grade Louise Archer students won the first-place award for Strategy and Innovation in Division 1 at the 2013 VA/DC First Lego League Robotics tournament. The Vienna Brick Builders team is composed of Mike Duncan, Justin Hu, Corey Lee, Sareena Miley, Neha Shirolkar and Aidan Wiktorowicz. According to First Lego League, the Strategy and Innovation award "recognizes a team that uses solid engineering practices and a well-developed strategy to design and build an innovative, high performing robot." This tournament is the world's largest robotics tournament.

With the bad weather over the weekend, the entire team left before knowing they won an award. The team only learned of the award when the tournament results were posted online (

Not only are the students all from Vienna, but they also visited with the Vienna Fire department as part of their research.