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RoboLions World Championship 2022

Posted on Jun 30, 2022 2:00:00 PM by Robotics Team

Thank you to all of the RoboLion friends, family, and supporters!

             This has been an incredible year, considering we didn’t begin our season until the end of October.  God has blessed us every step of the way. We were able to support four teams this year and what a challenge that was  

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 at times, but we persevered. Many of our members had no clue what they were getting themselves into, but they came and they learned a little along the way. We cherish the hard work and dedication all of our teams put into this season. As many of you know, two of our teams had the opportunity to participate in the Robotics World Championship.

        We traveled to Dallas, Texas the first week of May to represent our school, our state, and our country. It was a great honor for all of us. We were given an exciting engineering challenge in the form of a game. Competing in a VEX sponsored program, students design, build, and program robots to meet the game requirements and compete all through the season. We competed in local/regional tournaments that feed into the state tournament, and the season concludes with a select few from the state going to a World Championship event. The VEX Robotics World Championship, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, brings together the top VEX Robotics teams from around the globe to celebrate their accomplishments and participate to be crowned champions  At the championship we participated in a total of 10 teamwork challenges, 3 skill challenges, and one of our teams participated in the autonomous programming challenge.  That means they programmed their robot to drive on its own without a person controlling it.  Our teams accomplished this with courage and hard work.  They displayed good sportsmanship at all times, even when they were feeling discouraged. 

We end our season in the top 600 in the WORLD.  Not in the state, not in the country, but IN THE WORLD. That, my friends, is something to cheer about!

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       Our children came home having experienced a life enriching experience. They came home with bigger dreams and a vision of larger scale competition!  At the end of the school year, we had to say goodbye to many of our graduating members. They will be greatly missed but we are glad to have had the opportunity to learn, build and compete together!  We look forward to the returning members and to our new friends that will be joining us in the next challenge of “SLAPSHOT” for the 2022-2023 season!

LCS Robo-Lions Qualifies for the VEX Worlds Championship

Posted on Mar 17, 2022 12:42:54 PM by Robotics Team

       On Saturday, March 12, 2022, two of the four LCS Robotics Teams competed in the VEX IQ “Pitching - In” Maryland State Championship.  One of our teams came home with a spot in the World Championship.  Team C was awarded the “Build Award”.  The “Build” award is given to a team that presents a robust robot that holds up under competition conditions, with an elegant and efficient use of materials.  The robot is constructed with a clear dedication to safety and attention to detail.  To earn this award the students had to build a reliable robot and describe the building process to the judges.  The team has been an example of dedication, devotion, and hard work.  
 
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     This award has qualified them for a spot at the VEX Worlds Championship in May in Dallas, Texas. At the Worlds Competition, Robotics teams from all over the United States will be competing in addition to teams from the countries of China, Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, South Korea, New Zealand, Finland, Taiwan, Australia, and more.  What an accomplishment for our teams considering we did not begin our season until the beginning of November.   All of our teams have used this short amount of time to do amazing things together!
 
    IMG_8136 While this is an extremely exciting opportunity that awaits them, this team will now unexpectedly be traveling with their families to Dallas, Texas, at the beginning of May to compete over a four day period.  Registration for their team is $1200 plus the additional expenses of traveling and lodging for those four days.  Anticipated costs will exceed $2000 per family.  Please prayerfully consider partnering with these parents by making a donation to help offset their costs. 
 
     All donations payable to Liberty Christian School for this Robotics team are tax-deductible.  You can submit a donation directly to the school by cash or check, or with a credit card by paying online.  Please reference “Robotics Worlds Competition” along with your donation.  All donations will be equally distributed amongst the families to assist with registration and travel.