This past Saturday, March 4th, saw both the elementary and middle school at the State Robotics Championships. The IL elementary Vex IQ robotics championship were held at Gregory Middle School in Naperville and the MS championships were held at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park. Both teams finished the qualifying rounds well and advanced to the final elimination bracket.
Our 6th grade Vex IQ team, Robo-Tix, finished in 10th place in their first year competing. The MS team, Vortex, fought hard through mechanical and battery issues to make it into the championship. The best two out of three championship round pits two three team alliances against each other. Our 7th graders were teamed up with two teams from St. Charles. The opposing alliance had a team from Percy Julian MS, one from Brooks MS, and another team from St. Charles. Our alliance fought hard but lost the last match by a total of just 9 points, and took home second place.
A great job all around, we look forward to next year when both dynamic teams will be competing together for the MS state championship.