The most wonderful time of the year just passed. No, I’m not talking about Christmas, I’m talking about Brunswick Eruption of course! The off-season event, Brunswick Eruption, was our last competition of the Recycle Rush challenge. The day started at 7 in the morning and the team members were excited despite their fatigue. We started out the qualification matches with our new drivers to help get them prepared for the upcoming season.
Thirty-eight teams showed up, making the entire morning consist of practice and qualification matches. As part of tradition, in the afternoon, one representative from each team went in the middle of the school gym to compete in the “Evil Sundae” challenge. The Evil Sundae is a bit of ice cream with some other ingredients. This year the other ingredients included wasabi, sriracha sauce, hot dogs, chicken hearts, and other things that complement ice cream very nicely. You have to finish this sundae before anyone else. Our representative couldn’t finish it, and we don’t blame him.
Next, the alliance selections took place. We were excited to be picked by the third alliance! Our team members were Team 303, TEST Team, and Team 1923, The MidKnight Inventors. We made it all the way to the finals and came in second, we couldn’t have made it this far without the help from our alliance partners, two very accomplished teams. The Daleks had great chemistry with these teams and had lots of fun in the stands with them, enthusiastically displaying each-others signs and cheering for our mutual alliance. We are proud to say we worked with them.
Brunswick Eruption also marked Mr. Pearl’s birthday! We celebrated at lunch time with cake! But probably one of the most thrilling events of the night was when the awards were presented. Our advisor, Mr. Mastropietro, won the Kumu (Mentor/Teacher) Award! The team doesn’t know where we would be without Mr. M, he is the glue that keeps us together and we are forever grateful for his time and expertise.
Adding to this busy, but fun, weekend, the team continued to mentor our FLL teams and volunteer at the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire. No rest for the Daleks!