Local Lego league champs headed to World Festival

State champs

FIRST Lego League Alabama state champions Team Panda-monium members: coach Lt. Col. Steve Maddry Jr., Steven Maddry III, Nicole Pritchard, Miller Jordan, Sohan Dhar, Angel Jacobs, Anna Strutzenberg and coach Bill Jacobs.

For Team Panda-monium, putting the pieces together meant a first-place finish and a trip to the FIRST Lego League World Festival April 23-26 in St. Louis, Mo.

Lt. Col. Steven Maddry Jr., military deputy, Army Contracting Command Deputy Chief of Staff, Information Technology G-6, and Bill Jacobs, Control Systems Hardware Manager, Liquid Engines Office, Space Launch System Program, National Aeronautic and Space Administration, coached the Lego robotics Team Panda-monium to the victory in the 9-14 year-old category in competition recently conducted at Grissom High School in Huntsville, Ala. Full story