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DYSA players participate in Lego League

February 5th, 2016 - Durango, CO - The Lego League Challenge regional tournament was held in Durango last month.  Here is a picture of Ava McClellan and Ellie McLean (members of the U11G DYSA Fusion) with their team, Roadrunner Robotics, who earned a spot at the state championship in Albuquerque. Their team was awarded the prestigious Gracious Professionalism trophy at both the regional and state competitions. Gracious Professionalism is a pillar of Lego Leagues core values. It's described below and aligns a lot with DYSA and other team philosophy.  

"Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It's a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.

With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended.

In the long run, Gracious Professionalism is part of pursuing a meaningful life. One can add to society and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing one has acted with integrity and sensitivity."




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