Robotics Teams Finish Their Season with High Enthusiasm

Last weekend, both MS and US Robotics teams competed in their second robotics tournaments, once again exceeding expectations for a first year program, and ending on a high note as the season drew to a close.

The Upper School team placed in the middle of the pack at the Vex Robotics Competition in Vancouver, WA, ending the tournament with a respectable 14th place finish, and grand plans and enthusiasm for next year's tournament.

The Middle School team participated in the Seattle Regional Tournament in Shoreline, taking their experience and modifications from the first tournament into an incredibly smooth and consistent performance. They entered the final rounds seeded 9th and ended the day in 5th place.

"Both teams are to be commended for finding and taking on a huge challenge in starting these competitive teams this year," says Robotics Club Advisor Jeff Tillinghast. "The whole process of research and design, experimentation, and finally adapting to real challenges under the pressure of a live, meticulously timed event has been incredible to watch."