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SDA school Lego robotics team gets donation from first lady

(Press Release) — On Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 The Saipan SDA School Lego Robotics Team was honored to receive a donation from first lady Diann Torres to help the students achieve all of their goals for this year’s team.

Thanks to donors like Mrs. Torres, the Lego Robotics Team is travelling to Walla Walla, Washington next week to compete in the first Lego League competition.

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The first Lego League is a worldwide organization that gives students the chance to identify a problem and work toward a solution.

This year the Saipan SDA School Lego Robotics team chose to research human interaction with coral reefs and come up with a way to make that interaction better.

They have conducted beach clean-ups around Saipan, and are working toward implementing Bio Rock Technology to help grow coral and improve the oceanic environment around Saipan so that coral can regrow naturally.

The students are working on producing a video to get resorts and sponsors involved in their efforts to resolve/lessen the coral problems of Saipan.

When they compete on Feb. 26 the SDA team will present their research and show their progress in programming while completing challenges with their Lego robots.

The SDA team would like to formally thank all of their sponsors that made this opportunity a reality:

The SDA Dental Clinic, first lady Diann Torres, Café Mango Six, Nancy Gottfried, Douglas Daley, Frank Stewart, Coconut Scanning, and the governor’s office.