March 3, 2022 - Nine Comal ISD First Lego League (FLL) robotics teams advanced to the Alamo Region championship tournament during the district’s qualifying tournament on Jan. 29.
Comal ISD will host the Alamo Region FLL Championship Tournament Saturday, April 2, at Davenport High School. The FLL competition focuses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and is open to students in grades 4-8. This year’s Comal ISD qualifying tournament included 31 teams representing all 18 elementary campuses as well as four middle school campuses.
Every year, FLL releases a new challenge based on a real-world scientific theme. This year’s challenge, Cargo Connect, teaches teams about how cargo is transported, sorted and delivered to its destinations. They must consider how to rethink transport cargo as more demand is placed on transportation systems.
The nine teams which advanced to the Alamo Region championship in April include the following:
- Big Cats eat Big Macs of Johnson Ranch Elementary
Members: Elizabeth Every, Atlas Granberry, Braden Hoelscher, Adam Johnson, Wallace Larson and Jackson Schumacher. Coached by Shannon Carr and Michelle Wibracht.
- Cargo Crashers of Indian Springs Elementary
Members: Ames Brogdon, Korbin Esparza, Roman Gill, Jake Govin, Blake Herrera and Hudson Shopoff. Coached by Tina Flores, Wendy Sparks and Schuyler Talbert.
- Cyberstallions of Clear Spring Elementary
Members: Ariel Erwin, Marley Garcia, Valerie Rodriguez, Declan Howes, Avery Lane, William Skaife, Maxemiliano Tavera, Kelsey Wheeler, Aria Witt and Piper Witt. Coached by Rachel Pruett-Grubbs and Crystal Rodriguez-Barrera.
- Lego Gang of Rahe Bulverde Elementary
Members: Kaila Bove, Izzie Carpenter, Cooper Legget, Aiden Leming, Kavin Mirpuri and Zachry Moore. Coached by Shauna Leming, Claudia Saucedo and Jennifer Klar.
- Lightspeed of Timberwood Park Elementary
Members: Jax Best, Carsyn Calland, Bryan Carbajal, Cameron Caudill, Tristan Cook, Sophia McGoldrick and Ethan Reyes. Coached by Devon Flournoy and Heather Van Cleave.
- Ocebots of Oak Creek Elementary
Members: Ella Bradley, Ainsley Cole, Ella Cole, Aaron Compton, Tytus Dorsey, Samantha Guzman, Elizabeth “Ellie” Visiko and Mason Warner. Coached by Sheila Pfeffer and John Hall.
- Steam Engines of ISES
Members: Nickalus Castillo, Joe Govin, Everson Jan, Ainsley Mason, Brooke Tesfaya and Fai Tayu. Coached by Tina Flores.
- Trailblazers Yoda of Bill Brown Elementary
Members: Chance Hendrix, Carrolina Huerta, Kyle Jaska, Aiden Koliba, Ella Skala, Emily Tyler, Carly Unger, Eli Woods and. Coached by Kirsten Meyer and Cindy Lively.
- Trailblazers Chewie of BBES
Members: Jazlyn Burkes, Rocky deBoom, Michael Lafond, Jamison Nelson, Brayden Parker, Kennedy Thompson and Peyton Unger. Coached by Kirsten Meyer and Cindy Lively.