Rancho Santa Fe Eagles Robotics Team shines at competition

The RSF School Eagles 6th and 7th grade teams were selected to compete in the Southern California First Lego League Championship on Dec. 2. This year’s challenge, Senior Solutions, focuses on improving the quality of life for seniors by helping them continue to be independent, engaged, and connected in their communities. The FLL Challenge has three parts — the Robot Game, the Project, and the Core Values.

The RSF Eagles sixth grade team scored 260 points and placed 10th out of 55 teams. The group also received a callback for their work on the robot design. In addition, the group got points for their innovation solution and prototype glasses that they researched through interviews with the RSF Senior Center and senior family members. Members of this hard working team included Alex Lillian, Jasmine King, Emma Ritto, Ashley Bovenzi, and Tyler Bovenzi.

The seventh grade team members are Brandon Fitzpatrick, Paul Gauvreau, Michael Rattner, Matthew Rodriguez, Finn Smith and Elijah Smith.

The specialized science teachers who lead the Robotics program are partially funded and supported by a grant from the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation.