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The Ligerbots are welcomed into a competition at Ponaganset High School Sunday, March 19.

LigerBots succeed at playoffs, states, prepare to take on off season

Maddie Ngo, News editor April 27, 2023

Capping a year of great success, North and South’s combined robotics team, the LigerBots, finished strong at The New England District Championship April 6-8 in Springfield. At states, the team ended...

(Photo courtesy of Jonathan Yue)

Ligerbots gives back to the community

David Feng December 14, 2019

Excited chatter filled up the auditorium and Main Street as students in Ligerbots competed in the First Lego League (FLL) after months of preparation, Saturday Dec. 14. Ligerbots hosted the robotics...

A Newton Free Library representative speaks to students about different programs they have to offer.

PTSO Just Think EXPO informs students about drug use, local organizations

Jacques Abou-Rizk January 24, 2018

(Photo by Joelle Sugianto) Students learned about new programs and organizations in the Newton community and received information on making good decisions at a PTSO sponsored “Just Think: Teens Making...

Photo courtesy of the Ligerbots

Ligerbots host robotics competition for elementary, middle school students

Samantha Fredberg December 5, 2017

North and South’s joint robotics team, the Ligerbots, hosted a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League competition with a hydro dynamics theme for students in grades...

Ligerbots 'Girls + Tools' event encourages female participation in STEM

Ligerbots 'Girls + Tools' event encourages female participation in STEM

Samantha Fredberg October 27, 2017

“We want girls building as well as boys,” said South sophomore Sammy Rosenberg, an electrical build leader for Ligerbots. As part of its outreach programming, Ligerbots organized “Girls + Tools,”...

Photo courtesy of Ligerbots

Ligerbots taste success at first competition

Samantha Fredberg April 7, 2016

By Samantha Fredberg Another successful season is taking shape for the Ligerbots following a successful first competition on March 12-13. The Entrepreneurship award was awarded to the joint North-South...

Team members at Kickoff in New Hampshire. Photo courtesy of Ligerbots.

Ligerbots begin build season after kickoff

Samantha Fredberg January 26, 2016

by Samantha Fredberg North and South's Ligerbots, a student-run robotics team, began their six week build and design process for this season’s competition robot after recently attending the FRC Kickoff...

Courtesy of Diane Levy.

Ligerbots rank worldwide at FIRST Robotics World Championship

The Newtonite May 5, 2015

by Cate Waters North and South’s LigerBot team traveled to St. Louis last week to compete in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics World Championship, Wednesday...

Courtesy of Diane Levy.

Ligerbots earn prestigious award, to advance to regional competition

Jackie Gong March 25, 2015

by Jackie Gong North and South’s combined Ligerbots team sent 30 members to participate in its first district qualifying competition of the year, won the Chairman’s Award and placed third out of...

Ligerbots attends world finals in St. Louis

Ligerbots attends world finals in St. Louis

Emily Moss May 12, 2014

By Emily Moss When Ligerbots, the robotics team made up of students from this school and South, was founded six years ago, members of the team were invited to the FIRST Robotics Championship to receive...

Ligerbots team wins qualifying event

Ligerbots team wins qualifying event

Emily Moss March 26, 2014

by Emily Moss Members of Ligerbots, the robotics team made up of students from this school and South, won the New England First District Qualifying Event at Worcester Polytechnic Institute March 12, 13,...

School hosts First Lego League Maker Faire Competition

The Newtonite November 13, 2012
by Hilary Brumberg Saturday, hundreds of elementary and middle school students will swarm to this school to compete with Lego robots and to give research presentations as part of the First Lego League (FLL) Maker Faire Competition.
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