RCAS LEGO League teams advance to state championship


Rapid City Area Schools’ FIRST® LEGO® League teams did an outstanding job at the Rapid City Qualifier December 2nd!  Four of our teams qualified for the state championship on January 27th in Sioux Falls. The Black Hawk Cougars, Corral Drive Coyotebots, South Park Lego My Egos, and the East Middle School Pepperoni’s will compete in Sioux Falls in January.


Rapid City Area Schools teams were recognized with the following awards:

-Southwest Synergy, Project Award

-South Park Lego My Ego, Core Values Award

-Corral Drive Coyotebots, Rising Start Award

-East Short Circuits Coach Sarah Jensen, Outstanding Coach/Mentor Award


Guided by two or more adult Coaches, FIRST LEGO League* teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS®, then compete on a table-top playing field.

FIRST® LEGO® League is an international program formed by a partnership between FIRST® (for inspiration and recognition of science and technology) and the LEGO® Group. The relationship between these two organizations has produced this powerful program for young people ages 9-14 that helps them discover the fun in science and technology while building self-confidence, knowledge and valuable career and life skills.

You can learn more about the FIRST® LEGO® League program at the First Inspires website.