St. Louis FLL Team Headed to World Competition!

The Einstein Narwhals have just been notified that they will be participating in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) World Championship, to be held in Detroit at the end of April.


The Narwhals are the first Archdiocesan  K - 8 FLL team to qualify to compete at this level. More than 40 countries are sending teams to the competition in Detroit. We are so proud of this team and are grateful to coaches Anne Reed and Jeen Sleeman for their leadership and perseverance to make this opportunity possible.


Some Narwhal Facts:


  • The Einstein Narwhal team has eight students in 5th-8th grade and two adult coaches
  • The Einstein Narwhals are a 2nd year FLL  team
  • FIRST Lego League (FLL) has been growing since its inception in 1999
  • Approximately 33,000 teams from 90 countries competed in FLL this season.
  • The top 216 teams have earned an invitation to compete at the FLL World Championship tournament at the FIRST World Festival, split between 2 venues (Houston & Detroit) in April
  • The Einstein Narwhals are 1 of 3 teams who will represent Maryland at the FLL World Championships in Detroit, MI, April 25-28, 2018
  • The FIRST Championship includes tournaments from all 4 of the FIRST robotics programs: FLL Jr, FLL, FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition.  The event will gather:
    • 30,000 Youth
    • 60,000 Attendees
    • 1,400 Teams
    • 80+ Countries
    • 2,400 Volunteers
  • The Einstein Narwhals are the 1st ArchBalt school FLL team to qualify for the FIRST World Championships

Stay tuned as we prepare for the competition in Detroit! #AOBCatholicSchools #RiseAbove #SLSSTEM