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LOU'S PAINTING, Ltd. • Interior - Exterior • Power Washing • Sheetrock & Texture • HardiPlank ® Replacement • Minor Repairs Free Estimates Your home is an expensive investment! Painting beautifies & preserves that investment! 281-492-2643 Mike McKay "Doing business from the same location since 1978" THE TEXAS DOOR EXPERT Repair - Replace ANY DOOR 48 Years Experience 832-302-0069 LEADING MEDICINE STARTS WITH HOUSTON METHODIST PRIMARY CARE At Houston Methodist Primary Care Group, your family is at the center of all we do. From simple checkups to more complex concerns, our board-certified physicians provide the compassionate care you need as well as access to our leading network of world-class specialists. Schedule online today, visit or call 713.394.6638. CINCO RANCH HIGH Four Katy-Area Robotics Teams Advance To First Lego League Regional Championship Tournament The Cinco Ranch Junior High gym echoed with the sound of cheering as the CRyptonite robotics team from Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS) hosted their seventh annual FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League Katy Qualifier robotics tournament. Of the 24 teams competing, four from the Katy-area and two others earned a coveted “Golden Ticket” to advance to the FIRST LEGO League Texas South Region Championship Tournament, which was held January 27, 2018 at the British International School in Katy (www. FIRST LEGO League is an annual international robotics competition for students from 4 th to 8 th grade in teams of two to ten members. The teams create and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology to solve as many pre-determined missions as possible in a 2 ½ minute time period. They also research a real-world problem and create and present a solution to judges, all while demonstrating core values, such as having fun, gracious professionalism® and coopertition®. CRyptonite is a FIRST Robotics Competition team from Cinco Ranch High School that builds more advanced robots to compete in international competitions for high schoolage students. The team is dedicated to developing engineering, problemsolving and teamwork skills. In addition to organizing and running the Katy Qualifier, CRyptonite members who were previously on FIRST Lego League teams helped coach three of the Katy-area teams that are advancing. According to Bella Riffle, CRHS senior and fourth year CRyptonite team member, who was Student Coordinator for the tournament, “CRyptonite is dedicated to developing the next generation of scientists and engineers and this tournament helps support that goal.” To this end, a Rookie Coach Award was given to Alex Dial for his work with the Computerized Coyotes team from Beck Jr. High. Dial, a second-year member of CRyptonite, was a on a FIRST LEGO League team at Beck. Added Kyna McGill, first year CRyptonite member and announcer for the qualifier, who also mentored an advancing team, “FIRST taught me many valuable lessons about teamwork, project management and more and motivated me to continue in robotics. Several team members are using this knowledge to help develop and give back to younger teams.” Qualifier Award Recipients Teams which won awards in the individual phases of the competition and received a Golden Ticket to compete in the FIRST LEGO League Texas South Region Championship Tournament in January were: • Champions Award - Banshees (Team 31103): Houston (rookie team) • Programming - Beck-O-Bytes (Team 15593): Beck Jr. High, Katy • Research - Brainiac Maniacs (Team 25108): Girl Scouts of San Jacinto County, Katy (Elementary age) • Presentation - Symbiotes (Team 30582): Beck Jr. High, Katy (rookie team) • Innovative Solutions - Cyberwolves (Team 13764): Beck Jr. High, Katy • Strategy and Innovation - Computerized Coyotes (Team 34795): Beck Jr. High, Katy (rookie team) Other awards presented at the tournament were: • Teamwork - SLJH1 (Team 21405): Seven Lakes Jr. High, Katy • Mechanical Design - Memorial Parkway Eagles Two (Team 27461): Memorial Pkwy Jr. High, Katy (rookie team) • Inspiration - Sabercats (Team 24061): Smith Middle School, Cypress (rookie team) • Gracious Professionalism - Bulldog Bots (Team 35602): Richmond (rookie team) • Robot Score - Brainiac Maniacs (Team 25108): Girl Scouts of San Jacinto County, Katy (Elementary age) For more information, please visit 12 February 2018 | Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter

SCOUTING... NEWS Brownie GS Troop Openings For 2Nd Grade Girls-Katy Wide Troop 128006, a Katy wide 2 nd Grade Brownie Girl Scout Troop, has opening for 2 nd grade girls. We welcome new to GS, returning & existing 2 nd grade Girl Scouts. Meetings: Every other Monday, 6:30-8 PM, 20000 Franz Road area. Contact Lee at for more information. Scout It Out And Come Join Cub Scouts With Pack 353! Field trips. Camping. Racing. Fitness. Friendship. Pack 353 has been keeping the Scout spirit alive since 1982. With over 60 scouts and 20 dynamic leaders, we are gearing up for a fun-filled year with a wide variety of activities that help boys develop leadership skills, build character, strengthen communication skills and demonstrate good citizenship. Boys entering first through fifth grades are welcome to join us anytime throughout the year. If you would like more information on joining Cub Scouts and participating in our summertime activities, please contact our Cubmaster Randy Barras at: Keeping it fun. Doing our best. Homeschool Pack 164 Cub Scouts is a fun way to teach boys about character, respect, responsibility and many other traits. Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to country and to others. If you are interested and your son is entering 1 st through 5 th grade, please contact Jack M. Jones at 281-558-5722. BURTRAM LANDSCAPING Commercial - Residential Designing and Planting Dale Burtram Sr. (281) 693-6639 Dale Burtram Jr. (281) 658-2147 (281) 693-4961 In Business 30+ Years Free Estimates •Design & Planting •Pool Landscaping •Drainage Solutions •Irrigation Systems •Landscape Lighting •Pavestone Patios & Walkways Cinco Ranch Community Area Newsletter | February 2018 13