Side By Side’s First Lego League Team Wins “Core Values” State Trophy

By: Matthew Nittoly, Executive Director of Side By Side Charter School

This past Saturday, 12/7, Side by Side’s First Lego League Team– The Pink Panthers– competed in the State Championship at Central CT State University.  Side by Side was one of 49 teams in the competition and is one of two Professional Development Schools connected to the Quinnipiac School of Education.

The Pink Panthers walked away with another huge victory by winning the state’s trophy for “Core Values” and also earning one of five special awards, including a $200 award given out by the Institute for Electronics Electrical Engineers.

Team Pink Panthers success at the State level this year was a tremendous accomplishment.  Way to go Side by Side!

Special Thanks to team coaches, Marie Iannazzi, Sue Taylor and Mary Newbery as well as Lucie Howel and the BMS institute (Bristol meyers squibb) who  provided some financial support for the team.

Congratulations to the 2013 SBS Pink Panthers: Liberty Brown, Chris Shillinglaw, Tes DeJaeger, Kevin Nava, Yuuki Hosokawa, Taishi Hosokawa, Jonathon Randretsanilo, Adam Peter, Matthew Montanez and Sean Buzzee.

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2 thoughts on “Side By Side’s First Lego League Team Wins “Core Values” State Trophy

  1. Woo Hoo! Congratulations team! That takes A LOT of work and extra effort from all involved. Way to stick with it and show off that Side by Side talent!

  2. I am so very proud of our team and our school! The very best in the STATE of CT in terms of CORE VALUES!!! To me, that is so much more of a special award and a statement of how much people notice the commitment, the teamwork, and the unique character of our Side By Side student body! As Chair of the Board of Side By Side, I speak for the entire Board when I say – Way to go, PINK PANTHERS!!!

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