Thursday, February 20, 2014


The First State FIRST LEGO League Champion’s Tournament was held at the New Castle Air National Guard Base in New Castle on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Thirty-one teams from Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia participated in the tournament. Team Cyclonz consisting of seven 6th graders and one 7th grader from Charles F. Patton Middle School in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School district won the: “Nature’s Fury Challenge Research Award”. This award recognizes a team that utilizes diverse resources to formulate an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the problem they have identified. Team Cyclonz was recognized for, the depth and breadth of their research which included contacting professional meteorologists, disaster relief individuals as well as engineers. Their project focused on developing a cost effective advanced warning system to help the cyclone-prone Bangladesh. Team Cyclone consisted of the following eight members: Adarsh Gadagkar, Darshak Gadagkar, Viraj Joshi, Panos Moisiadis, Rishab Nandan, Liam O’Rourke, Arnav Patel, and Parik Radhakrishnan. It was a lot of hard work that the boys have put in over the last several months and the that hard work paid off!