Congratulating Beiger Elementary Students on Winning 2015 Indiana First Lego League State Championshipby Representative Jackie Walorski
Posted on 2016-01-07
WALORSKI asked and was given permission to address the House
for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
Mrs. WALORSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the team from Beiger
Elementary School in Mishawaka, Indiana, for winning the 2015 FIRST
LEGO League State Championship.
The Beiger Bots is a team of students who was judged in three areas: a theme-based project, a robot competition, and an evaluation of core values, like teamwork.
The project portion challenged the group to reduce, reuse, or recycle garbage. These students visited a local landfill and discovered that Styrofoam cutouts cannot be recycled. They brainstormed new uses for them, ultimately deciding to repurpose them as a folding breakfast tray.
After conquering Indiana, the Beiger Bots will now emerge in April at the world competition in St. Louis, the FIRST LEGO League World Festival.
Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the Beiger Bots on their big win, and I wish them all the luck in St. Louis.
I also want to thank the parents, the coaches, the teachers, the principals, and all of the community that supported them for this big win.
Mr. Speaker, I include for the Record the names of these students and coaches.
Names of Students on Beiger Bots Jonas Knorr Ana DeVries Lilly Wilson Illiana Vanlue Jacob Stanton David Sharp Elizabeth Newland-Ball Ben Pamachena Max Ford Briella Buchmann Names of Coaches of Beiger Bots Robert Pamachena JoAnn Pamachena Sarah Knorr Maria DeVries ____________________