FLL Blog Volume 18

Thank You Teams!!

This season we have almost 400 teams attend events in the State of Washington!

That is awesome!

It has been so much fun watching what your teams have accomplished this season! I hope to hear about all the projects that move forward and all that teams do in the off season!

Your teams should be so prould of what the learned this season! I know I am proud of them!

Awards and Advancement

Two teams moving on to World Festival in Houston Texas! Two teams moving on to Open Invitationals!

Our Eastern Washington Champions Award Winner and our Western Washington Champions Award Winner are both moving on to the World Festival in Houston Texas!

Congratulations to team 46665- Intelligent Mavericks from Richland, WA and to team 52060- Brickineers from Redmond WA!

I will see you in Houston!

Our Eastern Washington Champions Award Finalist and our Western Washington Champions Award Finalist are both moving on to the Open Invitational of their choice!

Congratulations to team 55142- Mushroom Monarchs from Royal City, WA and to team 39764- TUCOPSBI from Bellevue WA!

55142 is headed to the Western Edge Open in Long Beach California!

39764 has not yet decided! I can’t wait to see what they choose!

Additional Open Invitational spots

I will have 4 additional Invitational spots after both Finalist teams have chosen. The three Invitationals are listed below. 1 spot is already taken for Western Edge, and if the West Champions Finalist takes the other, then that open will no longer be an option. 


Western Edge Open

May 31-June 2, 2024

Long Beach Convention Center

300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California, USA, 90802


WPI (WAFFLE) Open Invitational

June 7-9, 2024

Campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


American Robotics Invitational

May 18-19, 2024

American Dream

East Rutherford, NJ USA

Submit a video thank you to the Washington State Legislature

FIRST Washington is hosting a Legislative Day on February 20th at the capitol building, where board members and staff will be advocating for STEAM funding on behalf of FIRST Washington teams. But we need your help! 

Interested in helping out? We need teams from all over the state to submit impactful videos showing the legislature why FIRST Washington programs are important to you! 

Your video does not have to be fancy, and we encourage everyone to get creative! 

But it should include the details below –

  1. Your team saying “Thank you to our State Legislators ______ and Governor Inslee for supporting FIRST Washington!”
  2. We are FIRST Washington team NAME, NUMBER, from SCHOOL in CITY.
  3. What does FIRST Washington mean to us? 
  4. Show what your team has been doing this season and how support from the legislature has helped your team. 

The video should be no longer than 5 minutes. Please send a shareable link with the video file to Outreach Manager Adrianna Miller adriannam@firstwa.org  by February 14th at 5:00pm.

The email should contain your – Program, team number, team name, school, city. 

It helps if you post your video on your team’s YouTube page and share the link with us, or have it online somewhere. This will be easier for us to show the videos to your legislators.