The Christian Heritage School Robotics Team, the Kingsmen Robotix, scored a $200 prize for “Outstanding Robot.”

The Connecticut Section Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), gave the award, based on the team’s project idea, robotic design, ability to explain the project and robotic design, and their overall enthusiasm and effort applied.

“Congratulations to the Christian Heritage School Robotics team, the Kingsmen Robotix, for their accomplishments at the Conn. First Lego League State Championship, held at Central Conn. State University on Saturday, Dec. 7,” according to CHS, a non-denominational Christian school for grades K-12.

The Kingsmen Robotix earned their spot in the Dec. 7 State Championship by participating in a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League Qualifying event at Shelton High School on Nov. 23.

Twenty-three teams from local schools competed for one of six golden tickets to advance to the State Championship. At the qualifying event, the CHS team earned the Judges’ Ringmaster Award and the following commendation from the judges: “This team encouraged each other throughout the task. They were polite to one another and went out of their way to thank each other. They were completely ready for the technical judges at their allotted time. They embodied gracious professionalism and continually impressed the judges.”

The team consisted of: Dan Cote, CHS Science Department Chair (faculty mentor); Zechariah Schaefer of Wilton, grade 9 (student mentor); Zachary Zysk of Monroe, grade 7; Ruben Jolly of Trumbull, grade 6; Daniel Colgate of Bridgeport, grade 7; Fisher Hall of Bethel, grade 6; Mason Suba of Sandy Hook, grade 6; Peter Lawlor of Trumbull, grade 6; Marckwin Bristhole of Bridgeport, grade 6; and Daniel Sampson of Shelton, grade 6.