PWCS Robotics Teams Compete in Championships

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

Recently, VEX Robotics teams competed at the VEX IQ World Championship held in Louisville, Kentucky.

Triangle Elementary School’s team, Triangle Robotics (3615C), finished sixth out of 82 teams in their division, and won third place in the Division Teamwork Challenge.

In their division, Benton Middle School’s team, “|CTRL|” (1231C), finished eighth out of 94 teams and won a Design Award.

Crossfire (4303C), the team from Forest Park High School, finished third out of 97 teams in their division and was awarded a Think Award.

Teams from Gainesville Middle, Reagan Middle, Gar-Field High, and Woodbridge High Schools also competed, along with additional teams from Benton Middle and Forest Park High.

Three FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams recently qualified and competed in the District Championship held at George Mason University in Fairfax.

ILite, a team of Battlefield High School students, won the Chairman’s Award. The Chairman’s Award is the highest award in FRC and is presented to the team that best demonstrates the mission of FIRST and is the best team role model. ILite advanced to the FIRST World Championships but did not place.

The Metal Jackets, a 51-member robotics team comprised of students from Osbourn Park, Patriot, and Battlefield High Schools, won the Entrepreneurship Award.

SuperNOVA, made up of students from Colgan, Forest Park and Woodbridge High Schools, also competed.

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