Legopalooza winners announced

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development announced the winners of the first Legopalooza event Saturday at the 4-H Lockwood Youth Center.

“We wanted to offer these kids a taste of a 4-H Fair experience and introduce them to the positive youth development and recognition opportunities available in 4-H,” said County 4-H Agent Julie Karavan.

Participants received a ribbon and certificate.

Best in show prizes included:

Category: Kit bash (creative use of bricks)

• Ages 5-8 M. Watson

• Ages 9-12 Hunter Riggins

• Ages 13-16 J. Smith and D. Smith

Category Kit build (sets built according to instructions)

• Ages 5-8 Q. Hauser

• Ages 9-12 E. Karimalis

• Ages 13-16 David Heacock

Cape May County 4-H hopes to partner with libraries to form Junior First Lego League clubs for kids 6-9 and offer Lego Mindstorms NXT programs to teach robotics.

“When we have the opportunity to work with other community groups the effect of those programs reach even more people in the community,” said head children’s librarian Kellie Large. “As the library is always striving to provide materials, resources, and programs that enrich the lives of the people of Cape May County, it’s a given that we would want to collaborate with organizations such as 4-H. We are thrilled that this partnership, and others like it, helps us to expand the educational opportunities and programs that are available to local families.”

For additional information, contact 4-H Agent Julie Karavan at 465-5115, ext. 610.

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