The LigerBots did an amazing job hosting the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Eastern Massachusetts Championship on December 17 at Newton North HS. Forty-seven FLL teams that qualified for the event braved the snowy weather for a day of robotics challenges, research presentations, Gracious Professionalism, and Coopertition. Four FLL teams from Newton competed: Block Party, the ‘Botanists, the Day Dragons, and the Snowy Owls. The ‘Botanists achieved 2nd place in Robot Strategy and Innovation, and Block Party won 2nd place for Gracious Professionalism. Coaches, students, and parents from across the region reported that this was the best-run FLL event they had attended. It takes a lot of careful planning and dedicated effort by all on the high-school LigerBots, before and during the championship, to make a successful and memorable STEM event for hundreds of middle-school students. Congratulations and thanks!