On Dec. 8, half a dozen fifth-graders from Pinon Hills Elementary School competed in the Northern Nevada First Lego League Championship Tournament held at Sparks High School.
Although it was its rookie year, the team - M Cubed - took first place in the robot game portion of the competition, winning the Robot Performance Award.
This award is given to the team with the highest score in completing challenges with its robot during a 2.5-minute round.
In addition, the team won the Programming Award, which is based on the evaluation of judges. This award recognizes the team whose programming demonstrated …