April 4, 2020

Bay View Robotics Team Wins Top Honors at First Lego League State Championship

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East Providence, RI - St. Mary Academy – Bay View, a leader in all-girls education since 1874, is proud to announce that the Bay View Middle School robotics team competed in the FIRST LEGO League state championship, held at Roger Williams University on January 1, 2020. The team won the Inspiration Award, the top Core Values award that celebrates a team that is empowered by their FIRST LEGO League experience and displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit.

Leading up to the state championship, team 33578 S.M.A.R.T. placed first and received the Champion’s Award in a qualifying meet held at Edward R. Martin Middle School, in East Providence, on December 7, 2019. The Champion’s Award recognizes a team that embodies the FIRST LEGO League embracing the Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project.

The 33578 S.M.A.R.T. team includes Tess Briden (grade 8, Rumford), Claire Chace (grade 7, Bristol), Jillian Nguyen (grade 8, North Kingstown), Ella Rwenzo (grade 8, North Providence) and Hannah Wiczek (grade 7, Warwick) and is led by Mrs. Valerie Briden, Middle and Upper School computer science faculty member. Photos may be downloaded here.

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