Congratulations to Lower School RoboKnights Team 9635J (Alex Joosté, Chris Jackson, Chris Hoyle, Kenny Reilly) who finished second in the final teamwork championship round at the North Carolina Elementary IQ State Championships. The win qualifies the team to participate in the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship VEX IQ Challenge Elementary School Event in Dallas, Texas this May. Three other lower school teams competed well at the state championships earning a variety of awards:
- Team 9635F (Mason Ledford, Thomas McPherson, Gabe Darling) finished 10th in the state with a combined driver and programming skills score of 57.
- Team 9635G (Addie Elliott, Spencer Magee, Collins Whitlock) was awarded the Judges Award for exemplary effort, sportsmanship and perseverance throughout the season.
- Team 9635H (Morgan McComisky, Jane Carson, Harvey Brock) finished fifth in the final teamwork championship round and was awarded the Sportsmanship Award for demonstrating respect and great enthusiasm throughout the event.
- Team 9635J (Alex Joosté, Chris Jackson, Chris Hoyle, Kenny Reilly) was awarded the Think Award for building a robot that utilizes effective programming.
Seventh-grader Gavin Lawrence also competed in the CCS VEX North Carolina Middle School IQ State Championships with the Blazing Bots, an independent community team. Gavin and his teammate placed first in the teamwork championship rounds and received the Teamwork Challenge Award. They placed first in the driver skills and programming challenge and received the Skills Challenge Award. They also received the Middle School Excellence Award for overall excellence in creating a high-quality VEX robotics program and received an invitation to the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Event in Texas this May. The Blazing Bots are ranked 73rd in the world.
Congratulations to our Lower and Middle School VEX Robotics students for their hard work and perseverance throughout the season as they applied STEM and engineering skills to build and program robots that successfully met the 2021-22 Pitching-In VEX IQ Challenge.