Elementary School Competitions
First Lego League
In the fall of 2009, the San Antonio City Wide NSBE Jr. Chapter, with the assistance of the San Antonio Alumni Chapter, started a junior First Lego League team. The program is part of US First Robotics whose mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership.
In 2008, our chapter sponsored its first KidZone team, which is an academic tech bowl competition for students in 3rd – 5th grades. The students are quizzed in math, science, grammar, black history and brain teasers. Our team won 1st Place at the 2008 and 2009 Region V Fall Regional Conference and at the 2009 and 2010 National Kid Zone Competition.