TRIPLE CONGRATULATIONS to Grace Christian College’s ROBOTICS team – Gracean Whiz – for their stellar performance in the 9th FLL (First Lego League) Philippines. Organized by First in Educational Learning Trends Always (FELTA), this annual thematic scientific and technology event took place on March 1, 2020 in De La Salle Santiago Zobel.
The Gracean Whiz team joined more than 1,000 students, coaches and school representatives excitedly taking part in the various events.
This year, twenty (20) Gracean Whiz members took part in this event, which focuses on Robotics and Project Based Research with the theme “City Shapers” and “Boom Town”.
The whole day’s event showcased the youth’s enthusiasm for SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS.
CONGRATULATIONS to Gracean Whiz Team A composed of Lebron Kyle Ryano Dy, Luke Sebastian Sy, Zoe Angeli Uy, Kylie Danielle Sy, Jana Charlize Niu, Chrysille Grace So, Denzell Robyn Dy, Christian Nathanael De Guzman Steffi Abigail Lee and Fergus Jorell Wee.
Team A was named as the FIRST RUNNER-UP in the Over-all rankings giving the team a chance to represent the country for the FLL® European Open Invitational which was supposed to be held in Greece last May 11-17, 2020 but due to the global pandemic the competition was cancelled. They also won the Robot Awards while being the 2nd place winners for Core Values Awards
CONGRATULATIONS also to Gracean Whiz Team B composed of Chelsea Linder Dagdag, Paul Austin Lee, Cleon Geoffrey So, Jeremy Gabriel Lim, Kendrick Nathan Ong, Nathan Angping, Gianmel Vilal, Ethan Bryce Kaw, Gabrielle Keziah Lim and Vladimir Casey Tang.
Team B was recognized as the THIRD RUNNER-UP in the Over-all rankings while garnering the 4th place for the Core Values Award.
CONGRATULATIONS to Gracean Whiz coach John Carlo Estonilo for receiving the young coach/ mentor award. This award is given to the coach or mentor whose leadership and guidance is clearly evident while best exemplifying the FIRST LEGO League Core Values even at the young age.
These events encouraged the teams in doing research regarding a relevant societal problem (i.e. food safety, recycling, energy, etc.). The teams are challenged to develop a solution to these problems by designing, building, programing a robot using the LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then competing on a table-top simulation field (FELTA, 2018).
All the three different events of the competition - the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values - happened simultaneously. A total of two teams composed of ten members each were trained by Engr. Warren Ong Pe, assisted by Ms. Arlyn Z. Jordan, and Mr. John Carlo DC. Estonilo.
To God be ALL glory!
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