Emily Reed- Fillmore Central School Lego Robotics League (8th grade)
"Honestly, I don’t think I could ever find the words to say how much robotics has affected me throughout the 5 years I have been involved in FLL. Starting out, I was timid, my best friend and I stuck together through most of our first year, we were the only girls ever to be on the team at our school. As time went by, I soon opened up to others on my team, realizing that the people I was surrounded with were pretty great. Since then things have only gotten better, not only has robotics helped me to become more confident, but it has also brought out a love for all things engineering. Not to mention the lifelong friends I have made in the process, today I am proud to call everyone on my team my best friends. I remember the very first practice of a past season saying, “Wow it’s great to be back here”. As this is my last year on my team, I can honestly say that the decision to participate in FLL was probably one of the best decisions I have ever made."