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Goldendale's 'Bananabots' win at LEGO competition



BATTLE OF THE BOTS: Students at the First LEGO League competition watch as their creations vie for prizes. Goldendale Middle School won the Robot Design Award for their "Bananabots."

Over 300 kids aged nine to 14 from around the Gorge showed off their robotic talents last weekend at Wy'east Middle School near Odell. Fifty-four teams from around the region worked over the last several months as part of the international robotics competition known as the First® LEGO® League (FLL) to compete in one of the Columbia Gorge Qualifying Tournaments held Dec. 14 and 15.

Tournaments had also been planned for Dec. 7 and 8 at The Dalles Middle School but were canceled due to the snowy and icy weather in the Gorge on those dates. "Canceling the tournaments was a tough decision for the North Wasco County School District #21 to make, but we were all concerned about the safet...

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