Pictured front row (l-r): Andrew Goldberg, Zach Kinnally, Nick Merola and Margaret Conan. Back row: Griffin Harmon, Jacob Swanson, Kevin Craig, Vinny Carno and Luke Ribaudo.
The CBA Junior High Lego Robotics team won the "Robot Performance" award for having the highest score in the robotics portion of the competition at the regional championship at SUNYIT in Utica on Dec. 7.
This is the second year in a row the Brothers have won this event. It is the most prized of the individual awards. The Brothers also won the "Gracious Professionalism" award.
From the USFIRST website: "Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended."
In addition, junior Margaret Conan won the "Young Mentor" award for her work in coaching the Holy Cross FLL team.
Members of the Junior High Lego Robotics team include: eighth graders Vinny Carno, Jake Swanson and Kevin Craig and seventh graders Andrew Goldberg, Nick Merola and Zach Kinnally.
The team is led by faculty members Luke Ribaudo and Griffin Harmon.