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"Sammons, John" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sammons, John
Tue, 5 Dec 2017 18:04:01 +0000
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What a great testament! You should send your story to FIRST. They do a regular spotlight article about teams with FUN experiences.

Here are some ways our team "won" (discovered) this weekend and this season! Can you think of other ways your team "WON" this weekend or this season?

·         We had a WON-derful time!

·         The state tournament was probably a WONce in a lifetime experience for our team members! (Our team is made of rookies every year.)

·         FIRST LEGO League is everything a kid (and the kid at heart) would WONt!

·         We met volunteers you meet only WONce in a blue moon!

·         This is definitely a program where everyWON is a winner!

Karen Arnett & John Sammons

FIRST LEGO League Coaches

Greenbrier Intermediate School

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From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jeff Borek
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:10 PM
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Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Thanks to Volunteers, Mea Culpa, and Shout Out

My team, the Robodpolphins from OBES, had a great time and I'd like to add ourselves to the chorus of thanks for all the volunteers.

I was not-a-little stressed trying to make the experience as good as possible for my team.  I almost hit a person getting stuff out of her trunk in the parking lot, my team "stole" the Well from a practice table over lunch hour [trust me this was a mistake, and in spite of our thoughts to get the table ready for the next team, as it is in an attachment during our last mission, not for any nefarious reason], and I was generally worried and somewhat frantic especially on Sunday despite the "relaxed" schedule [no possible schedule can be relaxed for me Mr. Scherr]

... I mention all this because in spite of all this my team and I were treated to tremendous hospitality, friendliness, and graciousness from everyone involved in the tournament including head judge, head referee, historian, at least most of the coaches and parents : )  and on and on.  It is a special place with special people.

Finally a shout out to Brixx Bots [hopefully I am remembering the name right].  One of the coolest moments of the weekend was when I checked into my hotel Saturday and saw the practice table set up there in the lobby.  Couldn't have been easy to get it there.  Sweet example of Gracious Professionalism.

We won no trophy, we learned a lot.  My kids came out of the weekend excited about doing more missions even though there is no tournament on the horizon.  I am grateful.

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