The SHARKS return from the State Championship

Congratulations to the M.E.R.I.T. Club team 36378 The SHARKS. They competed on Saturday February 10th, 2018 at the New Mexico FIRST LEGO League Regional Championship event.

This group of amazing MQE students finished 15th our of the 36 teams representing New Mexico and Colorado. While they did not bring home an award, they improved in all judging areas and were invited back to present their project idea, turning Gray water into Green Gardens, for a second panel of judges. I have coached FLL teams for the past five years, and this was the best performing group at such an event. They were under tons of pressure, and worked late into the night before the competition to fine tune their project, but maintained their composure and treated everyone at the event with respect and dignity. Thank you for the opportunity to coach these young student in this year's HydroDynamics Challenge.

Russell Husson-Matter

2017-2018 Robotics

This season our little school had three teams participate in the Las Cruces Qualifier. As usual this is a very long day filled with excitement and stress. The students did well with The Deep Sea Mermaids taking 1st place in the Robot Design category and the Sharks taking 2nd place in the Robot Design category, a clean sweep for that category!


Las Cruces FLL Qualifier November 18, 2017