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The Western Washington State First Lego League Competition is scheduled to be held on Sunday at Jackson High School, 1508 136th St. SE, Mill Creek.
People are welcome to attend the event that runs from 12:30 p.m. through the awards ceremony at 4:30.
This competition features 43 teams from around the state.
With the guidance of their imaginations and coaches, kids ages 9 to 14 will build, test and program autonomous robots using Lego Mindstorms to solve a set of missions on an obstacle course. The Lego Mindstorm are kits that contain software and hardware to create small, customizable and programmable robots
All of the teams qualified for this competition through success at regional competitions.

Host families needed: Everett Community College seeks host families for 20 students and two teachers visiting the college from Germany, May 9-27.
The students are age 17 and older and speak English.
During their visit, the German students will participate in classes at EvCC, as well as sightseeing trips in and around Everett and Seattle. A three-day excursion to Rosario Beach resort is planned as well, so the actual time the exchange students spend with host families is 15 days.
The visit is part of an ongoing EvCC exchange program with Lessing High School in Winnenden, Germany, that started in 1997. Next year, EvCC students will visit Germany.
For more information, email or call 425-388-9465.

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