Robotics

Members of the Gonzalez-Salgado family took first place out of 29 teams at the First Lego League robotics event in Rialto.

Five siblings from Fontana were the overall champions at the First Lego League robotics qualifier in Rialto on Nov. 9.

Members of the Gonzalez-Salgado family took first place out of 29 teams at the event and will now go on to compete against 54 teams at the Southern California Championship event at Legoland on Dec. 7.

The team members -- Isabel, age 14, Joaquin, 13, Olivia, 12, Aurora, 10, and Pablo, 9 -- are competing under the name of the GS Skyscrapers, said their mother, Christina Gonzalez-Salgado.

The team "was required to run a robot challenge, explain their robot design and programming to professionals, and create an innovative project that positively impacts our world," she said.

The siblings have been involved in previous robotics competitions, but this was the first time they had taken first place as a family unit. Isabel, Joaquin, and Olivia Gonzalez-Salgado had won the Core Values Award in 2016 while competing on a different team with other members.

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