Academy of Our Lady hosts robotics qualifying tournament _lowres

Photo provided by Academy of Our Lady—In front is Katrina Thaibinh. In the first full row, from left, are Taylor Jordan, Breanna Serigny, Madison Hilliard, Josette Huynh, Michaela Thaibinh, Allison Hill and Alexis Neely. In the second row are Heaven Cooper, Kiara Hawkins, Jordan Boudreaux, Holly Clark, Jade Duthu and Ava Guffey. In the third row are Gisselle Balleza, Thien-An Nguyen, Jenny Vo, Tram Doan, Catherine Hardouin and Kahne Richard.

Academy of Our Lady in Marrero recently was host of the First Lego League qualifying tournament for middle school teams. Seven teams from the New Orleans area participated.

The teams were judged on the basis of their robot design, project and presentation, and adherence to First core values, which include teamwork, friendly competition and learning. The teams also participated in robot performance matches, in which their robots earned points by completing assigned missions on a tabletop playing field.