Fifth grade students Addie Batsch, Madeline Hay, Avery Meisenheimer, Katherine Silder, and Sophie Riddell (picture) are members of the SPACE C.A.T.S. (Caring And Thinking Scientists), a First Lego League Robotics team that won their division at a regional tournament on December 1st! The team earned the “Champions Award” for best overall performance in their group and qualified to compete at the state tournament in Elgin on January 19th and 20th. First Lego League requires teams to build a robot, program robot missions, demonstrate teamwork through core values, and present a project that could make space travel easier for astronauts. The Space C.A.T.S. designed suction cup shoes for treadmills that will help prevent muscle atrophy and bone loss on Mars missions. Way to go SPACE C.A.T.S., and good luck at state!