Comal ISD took home bragging rights at the First Lego League (FLL) Alamo Region Championship Tournament with several awards, including outstanding coach and mentor, motivate award and engineering award.
Rachel Grubbs, coach of the Cyberstallions of Clear Spring Elementary, received the award for outstanding coach and mentor. Ocobots of Oak Creek Elementary received the motivate award, and the engineering excellenece award went to the Trailblazers Chewie of Bill Brown Elementary.
In addition, Comal ISD was named one of the best districts in the Alamo Region for FLL.
This year, the district hosted the Alamo Region FLL Championship Tournament Saturday, April 2, at Davenport High School. The FLL competition focuses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and is open to students in grades 4-8. This year’s regional championship included 90 teams throughout the Alamo Region, which encompasses Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.
The nine teams from Comal ISD that qualified for the regional championships include the following:
- Big Cats eat Big Macs of Johnson Ranch Elementary
Members: Elizabeth Every, Atlas Granberry, Braden Hoelscher, Adam Johnson, Wallace Larson and Jackson Schumacher. Coached by Shannon Carr and Michelle Wibracht.
- Cargo Crashers of Indian Springs Elementary
Members: Ames Brogdon, Korbin Esparza, Roman Gill, Jake Govin, Blake Herrera and Hudson Shopoff. Coached by Tina Flores, Wendy Sparks and Schuyler Talbert.
- Cyberstallions of Clear Spring Elementary
Members: Ariel Erwin, Marley Garcia, Valerie Rodriguez, Declan Howes, Avery Lane, William Skaife, Maxemiliano Tavera, Kelsey Wheeler, Aria Witt and Piper Witt. Coached by Rachel Pruett-Grubbs and Crystal Rodriguez-Barrera.
- Lego Gang of Rahe Bulverde Elementary
Members: Kaila Bove, Izzie Carpenter, Cooper Legget, Aiden Leming, Kavin Mirpuri and Zachry Moore. Coached by Shauna Leming, Claudia Saucedo and Jennifer Klar.
- Lightspeed of Timberwood Park Elementary
Members: Jax Best, Carsyn Calland, Bryan Carbajal, Cameron Caudill, Tristan Cook, Sophia McGoldrick and Ethan Reyes. Coached by Devon Flournoy and Heather Van Cleave.
- Ocebots of Oak Creek Elementary
Members: Ella Bradley, Ainsley Cole, Ella Cole, Aaron Compton, Tytus Dorsey, Samantha Guzman, Elizabeth “Ellie” Visiko and Mason Warner. Coached by Sheila Pfeffer and John Hall.
- Steam Engines of ISES
Members: Nickalus Castillo, Joe Govin, Everson Jan, Ainsley Mason, Brooke Tesfaya and Fai Tayu. Coached by Tina Flores.
- Trailblazers Yoda of Bill Brown Elementary
Members: Chance Hendrix, Carrolina Huerta, Kyle Jaska, Aiden Koliba, Ella Skala, Emily Tyler, Carly Unger, Eli Woods and. Coached by Kirsten Meyer and Cindy Lively.
- Trailblazers Chewie of BBES
Members: Jazlyn Burkes, Rocky deBoom, Michael Lafond, Jamison Nelson, Brayden Parker, Kennedy Thompson and Peyton Unger. Coached by Kirsten Meyer and Cindy Lively.