The Middle School all-girls robotics team, the Combustible Lemons, took 1st place in the Core Values segment of the Inspiration category at the First LEGO League regional tournament on December 3, 2016.
The team, made up of five Francis Parker Middle School girls, Amitha Devanaboyina, Kaia Lee-Guest, Milena Seymour, Chloe Bell, and Audrey Chan, competed in the 2016 First LEGO League Animal Allies challenge. This build season, the team was challenged to explore the relationships between people and animals. Their project included building, testing and programming an autonomous robot as well as solving a real-world question through a research project.
After qualifying against sixty other regional teams, the Combustible Lemons were one of two Parker Middle School robotics teams chosen to attend the regional tournament at Legoland. At the end of the day, the Combustible Lemons came away with the 1st place win. Judges commended the students on their problem-solving skills, efficiencies, and their overall project design.
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.