‘Patribots’ qualify for regional robot tourney

Pictured above, left to right, back row: Bernard teacher/coach Erin Gaubatz, Kat Bucholtz, Alicia Rodriguez, Lily Rickard, Andrew Ruzicka, Justin Bradley and Bernard teacher/coach Lauren Mey; front row: Ian Tenschert, Kevin Buss, Andrew Brown, Noah Dobbins and Ryan Lisle.

The Bernard Middle School Patribots, the school’s First Lego League team, advance to the Eastern Missouri FLL regional championship this weekend after receiving the Champion’s Award at a regional qualifier on Dec. 8.

The Patribots, a team of 10 Bernard students, were tasked with providing an innovative solution to a problem faced by astronauts, building and programming a robot to complete a series of missions while displaying teamwork.

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