Spruce Mountain Middle School LEGO team wins with Play Museum project

WILTON — The LEGO team at Spruce Mountain Middle School in Jay, with teacher Rob Taylor, have helped the Western Maine Play Museum solve a problem, as a community service project.
The team asked Joni James, the museum director, to identify a problem at WMPM that the students could help solve, and James said that the museum needed a sanitizer that was safe for young children. The team formulated a pleasant-smelling and economically affordable gel that uses the natural disinfecting power of tea-tree oil to kill any germs that may exist in the museum. The team, Just the Incredible Six, ended up winning the Maine Lego League Championship in the innovation division at Dec. 14 at the August Civic Center with the project. Teams in the division had to use innovation to solve a problem in a building or public space. They will next submit the project to the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award. They will be notified in April if they are eligible for the semifinals. Students on the team are Adria McHugh, Aalyah Herrera, Tateum Leclerc, Cecilia Pike, Brenden Veilleux and Skyler Condon.
The museum hopes to continue to collaborate with the team to develop an interactive LEGO robotics exhibit for the museum.