On November 19th, Bay View's two robotics teams, S.M.A.R.T. (St. Mary Academy Robotics Team) and S.M.A.R.T 2.0, participated in the FIRST® Lego® League Qualifier Tournament held at the Gordon School. Not only did both teams successfully earn their spots at the State Championship, to be held on January 14th, at Roger Williams University, but both teams also took home additional prizes. S.M.A.R.T. won 1st place Project and 1st place Robot performance, while S.M.A.R.T 2.0 took 2nd place Champions and 2nd place Robot game.

Going forward, the S.M.A.R.T. girls, under the direction of their teacher and coach, Linda Grasso, will be examining the rubrics they received from the competition and working on improving for the state competition on January.

The interest in Bay View's robotics program has been such that the Academy added another Middle School team this semester, S.M.A.R.T 2.0. Additionally, Bee S.M.A.R.T Jr., kicked off this fall, adding a third grade after school robotics program at Bay View, as part of FIRST® Lego® League, Jr.

The Teams:
S.M.A.R.T. 2.0
Daria Smuk, Margaret Mahoney, Gabriella Osorio-Palo, Eva Matos, Ainsley Pattie, Ava Troino, Maeve Martineau,
Wren Hager, Lucy Bosch, Isabella Heffernan

Morgan Vales, Faith Blais, Caroline Accinno, Victoria Miller-Tuchon, Emily O'Hearn, Maried Delgadillo, Liv DaSilva, Mary Gueye, Emily Buchanan, Sydney Andrade