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Two Solon Students Win 'Above and Beyond' Awards At Lego World Festival

Aditya Kalahasti and Vaibhav Bhargava, both elementary students, won "Above and Beyond" trophies at the First Lego League World Festival last month.

Editor's Note: This item was submitted by the Young Innovators' Society / Solon Engineers' Club.

Two members of a Junior First Lego League with Young Innovators’ Society won an award at the World Festival in St. Louis last month.

Coach Sagar Kalahasti, brought two of his young members, Aditya Kalahasti and Vaibhav Bhargava, to attend the festival.

“They did a presentation of the model and the poster to the judges and then explained to the stream of visitors to our table after,” he said. “At the end of the day they won a trophy made of Legos and the award is called "Above and Beyond" award for their model and poster."

The World Festival is the only official tournament operated by the FIRST organization. In 2011, World Festival moved to St. Louis, MO USA. In the past, World Festival has taken place at the Georgia Dome and World Congress Center (home of the 1996 Olympics) in Atlanta, GA USA and EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL USA.

World Festival is a culminating celebration of the FLL season, NOT a level of competition. Regions are selected by lottery to send their 1st Place Champion's Award winning team to World Festival. World Festival hosts about 85 teams each year.

More information about YIS and its programs can be found at www.solonstem.org.

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