A team of 10-year-olds from Sonoma won the “Robot Design” category at the First Lego League competition in Vacaville Nov. 19 and advanced to the Regional Finals in February in Sacramento.
Andrew Powers, Gregory Kenton, Erik Serbicki, Liam Sheldon, Jack Boydell, Ty Brenninger, Trevor Griggs-Demmin and Sam Weisiger make up team Wizbotz and were judged on Robot Design, Project Presentation and Core Values. Twelve teams competed from Northern California.
Judging was based on building and programming, teamwork and team spirit, a skit and other categories.
The eight students, seven of whom attend Prestwood School, have taken part in the Lego League outside of school. They are coached by moms Lisa Ziganti and Sandra Serbicki.
First Lego League is an international robotics program for 9- to 14-year-olds which focuses on science and technology.
For more information, go to http://www.firstlegoleague.org/