A Valley News Publication

We mentioned in a recent edition of School Notes that five students from the Lyme School would be competing against their peers from around New Hampshire earlier this month, during the state finals of the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition at Pinkerton Academy in Derry:

The Lyme coders, under the guidance of teacher Meg Franks, are seventh-graders June Clark and Juliet Sinkus, and eighth-graders Dylan Wilcox, Jack Lange and Spencer May. Lyme is one of 16 schools to qualify for the finals, in which students compete online, using a cloud-based simulation platform featuring a virtual, 3D-animated robot. They made the grade for the state championship by completing 75 coding “missions” online.

Well, guess what. They won!

Photo courtesy N.H. Department of Education.

The grand prize, a trophy with a $2000 grant for the school, was awarded to the Lyme School. Here’s a full list of winners:

Boot Camp Awards

Faculty Participation Award 2nd Place – Weare Middle School
Faculty Participation Award 1st Place – Crescent Lake School
Diversity Award 2nd Place- Weare Middle School
Diversity Award 1st Place – Lyme School
Inclusiveness Award 2nd Place – North Hampton School (Large School)
Inclusiveness Award 2nd Place – St. Thomas Aquinas School  (Small School)
Inclusiveness Award 1st Place – Lyme Middle School (Large School)
Inclusiveness Award 1st Place – Errol Consolidated School (Small School)

Finals Awards

Middle School 2nd Place – Lyme School
Middle School 1st Place – Keene Middle School ($500 grant)
High School 2nd Place – Londonderry High School
High School 1st Place – Academy for Science and Design ($500 grant)

Governor’s Award

The Lyme School ($2,000 grant)