The Perry Hill Dominators robotics team was honored at a recent Board of Education (BOE) meeting for being the 2013 First LEGO League (FLL) state champions. The team of sixth-graders from Perry Hill School won a competition held in early December at Central Connecticut State University, with 51 teams participating. \u201cWe\u2019re so proud of you,\u201d School Supt. Freeman Burr said at the meeting, while reading off a list of the teams\u2019s many accomplishments. The students attended the meeting, dressed in their team T-shirts, and were given a standing ovation and personal handshake from BOE members. Members of the Perry Hill Dominators (also known as the Ph.D.\u2019s) are Jake Daxner, Justin Gidwani, Siddarth Jain, Keegan McDonough, Amelia Nankervis, David Niski, Megan Pereira, Ian Pleasant, Anish Rajamanickam and Anayna Yadav. \u2018Nature\u2019s Fury\u2019 competition theme At the FLL state championship, the Ph.D.\u2019s designed and tested LEGO Mindstorms robot for the \u201cNature\u2019s Fury\u201d competition theme. The team researched and presented a fire suppression system using low-frequency sound waves. Mark Holden, BOE chairman, urged people to attend robotics competitions. \u201cThey all work together as a team,\u201d Holden said of youngsters on the robotics teams. \u2018They have worked so hard\u2019 John Niski, a program advisor, said the efforts by the Ph.D.\u2019s has involved extensive research as well as teamwork activities. \u201cWhat an incredible group of students,\u201d Niski said. \u201cThey have worked so hard.\u201d Niski said the team may be invited to the North American Invitational robotics competition, set for San Diego in May. Coaches, advisors and sponsors Adult coaches of the Perry Hill Dominators are Kamal Jain, Peter Nankervis and Vijay Vir. Program advisors are Faylynn Haight, Michelle Piccolo and John Niski. Program sponsors are Barnum Engineered Systems, Cytec Corp., Valley Community Foundation and the Shelton BOE.