The FIRST Stronghold arena consists of a tower for each alliance and five defenses to protect it. (courtesy of FIRST Robotics.)
North, Hill-Murray, Mounds Park kids are gearing up for high-tech contest this weekend
Robots fighting a medieval siege may sound like the plot for a new young adult novel, but it’s actually the premise of a technology competition that is generating growing interest with 14- though 18-year-olds.
High school students from the region will be gathering in Minneapolis this week to test their robots against those of their opponents on a medieval siege-themed course.
North High School and Hill-Murray High School will be competing in the 10,000 Lakes Regional event, and Mounds Park Academy’s team is entered in the North Star Regional event.
Skyview Middle School’s Spanish teacher Grant Boulanger was honored as the Regional Language Teacher of the Year. Eighth-graders take on roles in the interactive classroom conversations. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
“Todo es posible en la clase de Español,” says Skyview Middle School teacher Grant Boulanger, explaining that it means, “Anything is possible in Spanish class.”
Nearly 200 youngsters, accompanied by family, hike the trail at the Oakdale Nature Preserve during the annual Mystery Egg Hunt held March 19. Among the colorful hidden eggs, there were also two special golden eggs to search for.
Hannah Brandt said she couldn’t imagine closing out her college career anywhere but at the Frozen Four. She and her University of Minnesota women’s hockey teammates made the trip to New Hampshire worthwhile.