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Oakfield High School Students Partner with Kondex on Project GRILL.

Another year of Project GRILL (Growing Readiness in Learning and Leading) is behind us, and each year brings its own challenges and celebrations. Kondex partnered with Oakfield High School for its eighth year of support. Project GRILL is an initiative of Fond du Lac Works, a program of Envision Greater Fond du Lac, and is designed to introduce high schoolers to career opportunities available in manufacturing. For the full school year, students are tasked with designing and building a working charcoal grill from scratch. There are eight participating high schools with eight sponsor companies that offer support and assistance on the project.
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Lego League to Leaders: Using Robotics to Problem Solve.

Kewaskum Middle School is using the FIRST Lego League competition to help students learn about robotics, and more importantly, global issues. FIRST Lego League is a worldwide organization that holds an annual competition centered around a different theme. This year’s theme, hydro dynamics, challenged students to improve the way people find, transport, use, or dispose of water – including that for drinking, recreation, or commercial/industrial use. Each team was tasked with building and programming a Lego Mindstorm robot, which needed to autonomously traverse a predesigned field, perform tasks, and return to “base” – the starting area on the field. Kewaskum Middle School had 11 students who participated in a regional tournament at Appleton East High School on November 4th.
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