Robinson Robotics began the 2014-15 season with great success! The first Technology Challenge of the season took place from November 21-23, 2014 at the Auditorio Juan “Pachín” Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Over 80 teams from all over the island competed in four categories: Middle School Rookie, Middle School Advance, High School Rookie, and High School Advance.
Our teams not only excelled, but they positioned themselves between the top Robotics program in the island! In the Middle School Advance category, we won the Tournament Runner-up (2nd place) in alliance with Caribbean School from Ponce. We also won the prestigious Design Award, which is presented to a team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process, project and time management, and team organization. In the High School Advance category, the most challenging category in the Technology Challenge, our team won the highest price awarded in the competition: the Excellence Award, which represents the highest award in the VEX Robotics Competition. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in building a well-rounded VEX robotics program. This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work, and teamwork.
As a strong contender in numerous award categories, this team deserves to be recognized for building a quality robot and for being committed to quality and excellence. With these awards, both our teams qualified for the Latin American Championships in January 2015! Here they will compete for spots in the Puerto Rico Delegation for the 2015 Vex Robotics World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. It would be the fourth year in a row that Robinson School has representation in such a prestigious competition! Congratulations to all members: Ricardo Ortiz and Sebastián Pons (Middle School Advance), and Jessie Moore, Kai Roehrbein and Manuel Rosado (High School Advance). Let’s Go Hawks!