First Lego League Competition Comes to MMS


On Saturday, January 9, students from throughout the region came to Martin Middle School to participate in the FIRST LEGO League Robot Invitational. The RoboNerds, a team made up of students from MMS came in second in the competitive event.

Students in the Robotics Club at MMS, led by Mr. Hargreaves, have been competing in events across the state for a few months now, but at this event, the MMS team had its best place finish of the year.

“The team was really focused this competition,” said Samantha Carroll, an eighth-grade team mentor. “This time they really worked as a team to finish their tasks.”

First Lego is a program that has hundreds of members throughout Rhode Island. According to the program website, “FIRST LEGO League is one of four FIRST robotics programs designed to engage kids, ages 6-18, in science, technology, engineering and math. Founded by Dean Kamen, FIRST, has a 25 year history of making robotics into a team sport that builds critical thinking and leadership skills.”

Congratulations to the MMS team and all of the students participating in FIRST LEGO League! Check out more about the First Lego League here.



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