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
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!
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!