Harnett County Schools' Gifted Program, Career and Technical Education Department, Technology Department, and Campbell University’s School of Engineering piloted a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) at three of Harnett County’s elementary schools. Boone Trail, Buies Creek, and Erwin Elementary Schools were each chosen to host a FIRST LEGO League team for the 2016-2017 school year.
Since that time, Harnett County Schools' Gifted Program added sixteen more teams! Currently, Harnett County Schools sponsors nineteen teams throughout the district.
Teams are asked to research a real-world problem and develop a solution. They must also build, design, and program a LEGO Mindstorms robot and compete in a regional competition. This collaboration began in an effort to provide more Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities at and earlier age as well as promote the continued development of higher ordered thinking skills for our AIG population.
Harnett County First Lego League Teams
Angier Elementary School - Master Builders
Benhaven Elementary School - Bulldog Builders
Boone Trail Elementary School - Bioneers
Buies Creek Elementary School - Knightbots
Coats Elementary School - JacketBots
Coats-Erwin Middle School - Falcons
Dunn Middle School - Greenwaves
Erwin Elementary School - Transformers
Harnett Central Middle School - Robo Raiders
Highland Elementary School - Pirates
Highland Middle School - Vikings
Johnsonville Elementary School - Robotic Eaglets
LaFayette Elementary School - Soaring Swag Bots
Lillington Shawtown Elementary School - Cougar Bots
Overhills Elementary School - Lynx
Overhills Middle School - Panthers
South Harnett Elementary School - Patriotnauts
Wayne Avenue Elementary School - Bulldogs
Western Harnett Middle School - Cardinals