Lego League Honors

Lego League Honors Two CHS Students
Posted on 02/11/2019
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FIRST® LEGO® League held its Northern Nevada Championship at the University of Nevada, Reno Saturday, January 26th, and two Carson High School students were honored for their service to the program.

Rylan Fancher, a senior at Carson High School, was honored as the Outstanding Mentor for the 2018 – 2019 season. He was recognized for his work with the FIRST® LEGO® League teams at Eagle Valley Middle School.

“Rylan has been instrumental to the success of our teams this season, helping us to improve by sharing his experience,” said Lisa Stocke-Koop, the teams coach and the STEM Lab facilitator and teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School (EVMS). 

Fancher is no stranger to robotics, competing on an award-winning team that was invited to an international open event at LEGOLAND while he was a student at EVMS. He also participated on the FIRST® Tech Challenge robotics team at Carson High School, serving as the team captain last season. In his final year, he made mentoring the teams at EVMS his Senior Project.

Nanami Duncan, a junior at Carson High School, received the Outstanding Volunteer award for her tireless work in the FIRST® LEGO® League program. She has been a student coach of FIRST® LEGO® League Jr teams, an instructor at workshops, a mentor for teams and a referee at all FIRST® LEGO® League competitions held in northern Nevada in the past three years. She has worked directly with at least eight teams this season. She, too, started as a participant on a highly successful FIRST® LEGO® League team and then joined the FIRST® Tech Challenge team at Carson High School. She is the Lead Programmer for the team, which won the top award at the championship event for northern Nevada held January 27, 2019.

Both Fancher and Duncan were members of the highly successful robotics team from Carson High School that received an invitation to the FIRST® Championship in 2017, competing with the best teams from around the world.

Photo credit: Heather Fancher.