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Southwest Virginia Robotics League
November 11, 2017

The Regional Lego Tournament was a success! Thank you to...

The Regional Lego Tournament was a success! Thank you to the children, parents, coaches, and volunteers for making this event a success. Without you we couldn't do this event. I am especially proud of all the competitors for all of their hard work and positive attitudes. You guys rock!
We manage to handle 29 teams and stay on schedule. This was the most teams we ever had, and it was the smoothest tournament.
Next year will be our tenth anniversary of hosting the lego tournament. I hope to see everyone back next year. If you have any ideas on how we can celebrate our tenth year, please let Nicky Rahley ( know. Also, if you have any pictures you would like share, please send them to Nicky.
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About Southwest Virginia Robotics League:

Volunteer Coordinator: Nicky Rahley,, 276-619-4362 Assistant Director: Deborah Hensley,, 276.619.4368 Director: Jeff Webb,, 276-619-4306 The vision and goals of the Southwest Virginia Robotics League are to: *Inspire more students to become engineers, scientists, and technicians. *Introduce and support a robotics based, informal education program that creates excitement about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Modest investments now can change young students’ education and career paths. Together, we can inspire tomorrow’s scientists and engineers, and improve students’ life skills to better prepare them for today’s high tech workplaces.Sponsored in part by the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. Check out our Twitter account at

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