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Robotics Make Their Mark at World Competition

Westminster Christian School Teams 6855B and 6855C of the Warrior Robotics Elementary Division were one of only three schools in the nation that earned two or more awards at the World Robotics Competition in Louisville, Kentucky in late April. During the regular season, over 5,000 teams from around the world competed. Of those, only 409 teams qualified from 28 countries, 313 from the United States, 15 from Florida, and nine from Miami. Of the seven schools from Miami, Westminster was the only one to earn an award, and the only school from Florida to earn three awards.
Team 6855B won the Judges Award, given to a team “that the judges determine that is deserving of special recognition. The judges consider a number of possible criteria for this award, such as team displays of special attributes, exemplary effort, and perseverance at the event, or team accomplishments or endeavors throughout the season that may not fit under existing awards but are none the less deserving of special recognition,” as well as third place in the costume award. Team 6855C earned the Create Award, which is presented to a team “whose robot design incorporates a creative engineering solution to the design challenges of the season’s game.”

Thanks to Claudia Pastrana and Mailyn Santiesteban, WCS Coaches, for their leadership, and to the sponsors who make these events possible: Microsoft, FPL, Yachting Experts, Metric Engineering, Unified Technologies, Media Relations Group, Everglades Foundation, Hernandez-Solaun Foundation, Aerohive Networks, and the Seagren Family.
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