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The Central High School Principal’s Leadership Team Executive Committee became aware that there were many families at Central who might not have enough food to go around during the holiday season. The committee members quickly put together a plan to create holiday dinner boxes for Central families in need. They started with a list of the items they felt would be required to provide a nice holiday meal for a family of 6 or more people, including items for breakfast. The students decided that all items should be non-perishable, so that families could use the food at their convenience.
Eight teams from the Davenport Community Schools participated in the 2012 FIRST LEGO League Regional competition on Saturday, December 15, 2012 in the Putnam Museum. The teams are judged on how well they work together and on their presentation in solving a real-world problem. This year’s challenge was to come up with solutions to problems that might be faced by senior citizens.
Teams bring their self-programmed robots to face off against other teams in a live challege which requires them to complete specific missions in a two-minute time frame. Teams learn to identify a problem, come up with a solution…