Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

Today, Team #11570, The Mekanikal Maniaks 2 went to the district qualifying tournament at Kalani High School.  It was a big tournament, with a total of 20 teams.  Our pit tables were in the cafeteria, with the robot matches held in the gym.  It was an exciting, fun tournament, and to make it even more special, we had our very own cheering section, led by our siblings and families.  We felt really good about our presentations, and really tried our best.  During the robot games, we cheered for our team, as well as others.  We even got to do our own team cheer in front of the audience with a microphone.

During the awards, we were pleasantly surprised to win the award for "Team Work."  Right after that, we were still in shock, as they announced that Team #11570  would also be advancing to the State Championship tournament!  Great job, Mekanikal Maniaks!  We hope you can come cheer us on on Sat. Dec. 3rd.

P.S  We have decided to change our team name for the State Championship Tournament.  We voted to call oursevles the "Lightning Maniaks!"

 Meet Team #11570 - The Mekanikal Maniaks . . . aka The Lightning Maniaks
View of the robot matches, from the audience's point of view.

Celebrating a great robot match! 
 Winning the award for Excellent Team Work, and celebrating our advancing to the State Championship Tournament in December.
 Getting ready for the start of the robot match, in the gym at Kalani High School.
 Click to play a video of the robot game.
 Wanna hear the most energetic team share their cheer?  
 Click to play a close up of the robot match.  See the Lightning Maniak run through as many missions as they can.
 Hooray for Team # 11570.  Go Maniaks!
Here we are, with big smiles to celebrate our award for excellent Team work and for advancing to the State Championship Tournament in a few weeks.  Wish us luck!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Meet Team #4003.  We competed today at the Punahou Tournament.  We were so excited and ready to go.  Nerves have not gotten the best of us.  There are only 5 on our team, but we worked hard.  We were all ready for the Food Factor Challenge, and to have some FUN!  Our team did very well.  We qualified, and were invited to compete in the Hawaii First Lego League State Championship tournament on Saturday, Dec. 3rd at the Blaisdell.  Come and support and cheer for us.  Good luck Team #4003!  Go Maniaks!!!

Flashing the shaka is a good sign!
 Ready to begin the fun!
 Getting in some last minute practice.
 Make sure to aim carefully.

 Go Maniaks, Go!
 Congratulations, Team #4003, for a job well done!
 District Tournament qualifiers.  We will proudly represent Liholiho at the Blasidell.
 Some time in the morning to practice our research presentation.
 The Mekanikal Maniapp . . . an app to test . . .
 Go Maniaks!!!
 We did it!!!  Yay!
Coaches for Team #4003 - tired, but happy and proud