The Freeport Elementary School Lego League team, FES Engineers, competed this past weekend and qualified for upcoming Regionals in Tallahassee on February 21st & 22nd. “It was very exciting when they announced that our team made it,” said Mark Siefke. They were one of 24 teams to qualify out of 94.  Teams were judged on multiple criteria including presentation of their project which was building a safe playground, the missions completed, their robot, and their robot design executive summaries.  The team accomplished 4 successful missions. Will Ludwig shared, “It was amazing that a young team like ours did so well at this competition.”  The teams were also judged on core values and how well they worked together. 

FES Engineers team members are Dani Rae Maliszewski, Will Ludwig, Amberly McDermott, Mark Siefke, Annabelle Carl, Selena Vosper, Michael Aresco, and Conner Spiva.  They are coached by 4th grade teacher, Nicole Ludwig, and parent volunteer, Amber Spiva. 

First Lego League is for elementary and middle school-aged students (grades 4-8).  They research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design.  For more information, visit