The Eastern Washington State FIRST LEGO League tournament was held at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
-- The Chief Joseph school sponsored team, the Soaring Eagles, also known as the Lego Lancers, was awarded 1st Place at state for Teamwork. Team members are Nathan Mars, Mechi Okembgo, Gabrielle Prosser, Cooper Allen, Edmund Brager, Zach Allen, Brenna Loftus, Raul Ortiz and Conrad Soran.
-- The 2nd Place State Champions Award went to team Mindstormers which include Chief Joseph students Andy Clark and Andrew Major.
-- The 1st Place State Champion Award went to team roboBUGS. Team members include Chief Joseph students Daniel Dohnalek, Samuel McKinnon, Grant Sandy and Jason Serkowski; Jefferson Elementary students Ryan Cramer, Kimberly McKinnon and Elizabeth Sandy; and Sacajawea Elementary student Jonathan Webber.
As 1st Place State Champions, team roboBUGS will compete at FIRST's World Festival to be held in St. Louis in April.