Fulton Leadership Academy’s Robotics Academy took first place in a regional robotics competition held on Saturday, Dec. 2 at M. Agness Jones Elementary. The regional competition was sponsored by STEAMsport, Inc. Students won in the STEM Research category and earned a perfect score from three separate judges.
The Robotics Academy is comprised of 16 students who come to school on Saturdays to learn about the science of robotics and gain the skills necessary to construct robots. Mr. Devin Buck leads the Robotics Academy. Buck is the 7th grade team lead, director of science programs and director of STEM Programs for Fulton Leadership Academy.
“The scholars have demonstrated fortitude throughout the school year by dedicating their Saturdays to Robotics Academy and their leadership at the event exemplified excellence,” said Fulton Leadership Academy Superintendent Richardean Golden Anderson. “We look forward to continuous achievement as we prepare for the super-regionals.”
Following the first place win, Fulton Leadership Academy students will go on to compete in the Super- Regional Championship.
In addition to the successful regional robotics competition, the school’s Junior Beta Club members were successful in the Georgia Junior Beta Club Convention in Savannah, Georgia. Students Sayantan Das and Dominic Stewart attended the convention and competed with students from Junior Beta chapters throughout the state of Georgia. Das competed in Social Studies, Division II and Stewart competed in Mathematics, Division II. Das (pictured on the right) received third place in Social Studies, which qualifies to compete at the national convention.