With a fine display of technical know-how, all three of Sacred Heart School’s VEX-VRC Middle School Robotics teams reached the finals at the 6th Annual Sacred Heart VEX Middle School Robotics Tournament. The teams had been practicing since the summer months to solve the new season’s complicated “challenge problem” and be ready for the competition season. They worked with confidence and independence, and mastered the new challenge in new and inventive ways.
The Sacred Heart VEX Robotics Tournament hosted 44 teams coming from all over the Bay Area, and beyond. This year’s 6th annual event proved to be largest the school has ever hosted, and is now one of the major Middle School tournaments on the VEX-VRC calendar. Sacred Heart’s gym and new Robotics Lab provided ample space for the Skills Challenge portion of the tournament; the gym allowed for two robotics fields and four teams to compete at once. The day was highlighted by tremendous energy, skillful robot designs, and the assistance of many amazing volunteers and supporters.
The Robotics Club, which includes ten teams of students from grades three through eight, will continue to compete throughout the winter months and into the spring. They are looking into qualifying once again to the state and national championships.