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Spirit & Sportsmanship

Apprentice Level AND Professional Level

The WSU MINDSTORMS Challenge encourages interteam and intrateam cooperation and support and student participation from each team member. Each student should contribute to the team individually but does not necessarily need to be involved in all aspects of the challenge. Coach and parent support is encouraged and necessary, but it is important that all adults let students do their own work. Each team member will receive a name badge and be required to clearly display this at all times during the Mindstorms Challenge day. Roving judges will be watching sportsmanship conduct and spirit throughout the day (9:00am - 4:00pm) at the missions, work tables, lounge areas, etc.

Spirit/ Sportsmanship Award (1 Award): One award is given to the team that earns the most points in the Sportsmanship/Spirit Challenge. Apprentice level and Professional level teams will all compete for this one award together.

Apprentice Level Note: Points from Spirit & Sportsmanship apply toward the overall RCX Awards in the Apprentice Level.

Professional Level Note: Points from Spirit & Sportsmanship apply toward the overall MINDSTORMS Awards in the Professional Level.

Scoring Rubric: 1000 Points Possible









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Helping- Students offer assistance and make positive suggestions to each other. Coaches and parents offer assistance but the students are CLEARLY doing the work among themselves.

Listening- Students listen to and consider the ideas of others. Students respectfully listen to their coach and the Mindstorms Challenge officials.

Participation- Each student contributes to the challenge. It is obvious that all students are an active part of the team effort.

Respecting- Students encourage and support the efforts of other team members, and show respect for the efforts of other teams.

Sharing- Students share their knowledge and ideas with other team members and other teams (when appropriate) in a constructive and positive manner.