March 31, 2021
Dr. Beth Reaves – Head of School, Washington School for Girls (WSG)
Washington School for Girls (WSG) has recently started a Robotics Club as part of its after-school program. Congratulations to Angela, WSG 6th Grade, who earned the “Judges Award” after representing WSG’s Robotics Club at the First Lego League competition! Out of the 18 teams that participated in the competition, Angela was the only student to earn this award. Her “unique efforts and performance” impressed the judges, as she demonstrated professionalism, knowledge, and perseverance. WSG is so proud of Angela.
The Robotics Club included seven 6th and 7th Grade students who participated in this year’s virtual competition. The First Lego League competition had two main components: the Innovation Challenge and a Robot Competition. For the Innovation Challenge, the team developed the idea to create an app that motivates others to exercise. The app would customize a music playlist to align with an individual’s running cadence. For the Robot Competition, the students worked with Mrs. Simpkins, the STEM robotics coordinator, to build and code a robot that could perform various tasks: step counter challenge, the bench challenge, and the dance challenge.
Congratulations to the WSG’s Robotics Club for a job well done!