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Second Annual First Lego League Regional Competition to be Held at WKCTC December 13

The second annual First Lego League Regional Competition (FLL) will be held at West Kentucky Community and Technical College Saturday, December 13.

Ten teams from area elementary, intermediate and middle schools will participate in this years tournament that will be held in WKCTC's Emerging Technology Center from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Nearly 150 participants are expected to attend the competition.

Students have designed, built, tested and programmed robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology, applying real-world math and science concepts, researching challenges facing today's scientists, practiced critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills. The WKCTC competition also provides students the opportunity to participate in future tournaments and celebrations.

FLL is part of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an international robotics program for students thats sole purpose is to get young people excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) while teaching them valuable life skills at the same time.

The media is encouraged to attend Saturdays competition. The days agenda is as follows:

8-9 a.m. Team Arrival and Registration
9-9:20 a.m. Coaches Meeting
9:30-10 a.m. Opening Ceremony
10-11:55 a.m. Competition Activities
11:55 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-2:10 p.m. Competition Activities
2:10-2:25 p.m. Clean Up and Pack
2:25-3 p.m. Closing Ceremony

For more information contact Torey Earle, 4-H agent for Science, Engineering and Technology, 270-534-3071, tearle@uky.edu; Mellisa Duncan, Challenger Learning Center director, 270-534-3097, mellisa.duncan@kctcs.edu; or Kevin ONeill, WKCTC community education director, at (270) 534-3206, kevin.oneill@kctcs.edu.