This past weekend, St. Mary's hosted 30 teams from across West Tennessee to compete in the VEX IQ Robotics Competition. At the VEX IQ Robotics Competition, Slapshot, students are challenged to design robots that can clear disks from dispensers and move them into scoring zones.
We are so proud of our 8th grade team, Thea Larschan, Esme Larschan, and Abigail Brown, for winning the Excellence Award, which is the highest award presented in the VEX IQ Challenge. This award is presented to a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high-quality VEX robotics program.
Our 6th graders, Raina Mirza, Ella Federico, Anya Supta, Oliva Doyle, and Shreya Manne won the Design Award, won the Judges Award, which is presented to a team that the judges determine is deserving of special recognition. Judges consider a number of possible criteria for attributes, exemplary effort, and perseverance at an event.
On Saturday, 1/14, the robotics team competed in another tournament.
Thea Larschan, Esme Larschan, and Abigail Brown placed 1st in qualifiers and won the Think Award and Sportsmanship Award
Raina Mirza, Ella Federico, Anya Supta, Oliva Doyle, and Shreya Manne won the Design Award
Anika Kharbanda, Sahana Mudigoudar, Briana Brown, and Leah Tate won the Build Award and Teamwork Champions, which qualified them for the state tournament.
Kylin Menard, Mia Federico, Sloane Webster, and Riya Kumar won the top award at the tournament, the Excellence Award, which qualified them for the state tournament.
Thank you to Applied Technology and Innovation Coordinator Meagan Michael for leading the Robotics team and coaching them to victory! Senior, Stella Blen used the microphone to deliver entertaining commentary throughout the home tournament.