A letter of thanks from John Wiegert:
The Think Tank season has come to an end this year. The children did a great job in researching, designing, building, and presenting their models. They used a combination of simple machine, motors, and programming to make their display come alive. The kids organized as a team to work towards a common goal. In the end, the kids were able to use their creativity and apply science/math to demonstrate what they learned during the seven week process. There are no winners because there are multiple solutions to solve every challenge. Each child used their individual talents to help participate in the project.
I would like to thank Kathleen McDonnell and Lynn Dorr-Garrity for organizing the event this year and coaching “The Lego Worker” team. All of the students in Central School got to see the Lego displays this morning due to them organizing the morning and evening event. Thank you to Nina D’Aran for sponsoring the program and continuing to support the program.
I would like to thank coach Tonya Fitzgerald and Daytes Garvin for coaching Team Turtle Breadth. Matt Holland and Brock Gilbertson for coaching team Skeleton Blender. And Gary Grogg for coaching the Zombie Tiger team.
Thanks to all the parents and kids for helping with the Lego sorting. This is always a chore and it is greatly appreciated for the help so we are ready for next year.
The program could not have happened without a grant from Marshwood Education Foundation and an additional donation from LTC Partners. If you have a 3rd grader, please consider moving onto the Mindstorm program at Great Works next year.
We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in being a coach, then please contact me for the 2016 season.
Seacoast Online Article for the morning event: http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20150414/NEWS/150419550/0/SEARCH