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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

First LEGO League Competition to be Held at Highlands This Thursday

Fort Thomas Independent Schools will host an exhibition of our First Lego League Teams at in the south building hallway at Highlands from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Highlands basketball plays directly after against Walton Verona. You do not need to pay to attend the exhibition.

Fort Thomas Independent Schools has made it a priority to improve opportunities for students in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) programming.

In 1998, FIRST Founder Dean Kamen and the owner of the LEGO Group Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen joined forces to create First Lego League. It's a powerful program that engages students in playful and meaningful learning while helping them discover the fun in science and technology through the program's experience.

First Lego League inspires teams to research, build, and experiment, and by doing so, they live the entire process of creating ideas, solving problems, and overcoming obstacles, while gaining confidence in their abilities to positively use technology.

Participants in First Lego League have proven to positively impact the students who participate. According to research, over 88% of students are more interested in doing well in school, and 87% have more interest in attending college.

For more details on what First Lego League is, watch this video:

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