Cape Robotics sent ten of its eleven 6th-12th grade teams to compete at the state tournament February 25 in South Portland. Competing against 72 other teams, more than half of Cape’s teams received awards and three are heading to the world championship in Dallas, Texas this April.
Heading to nationals… Juniors Luke Fredericks and Harold Young, Team 56H, were one of four tournament finalists and winner of the Amaze Award for their well-rounded and top-performing robot. Freshmen Ezra Gabrielson, Alex Kang, and Aman Khare of Team FrostByte joined Luke and Harold as tournament finalists. Eighth graders Noah Scott, Hudson Charlebois, and Jonah Chang of team Self Destruct System received the highest score of all middle school teams (by a lot) earning them the Skills Award for driving and programming prowess.
Bella Wark, Jack Wark, Liam Nudd, and Gillian Lench of the Hot Pink Chili Peppers received the competition’s Energy Award for demonstration of extraordinary enthusiasm, teamwork, and support of other teams and opponents. The state Judges Award went to 7th graders Sam Hebda and Jonah Milton of team Peanut Butter & Jelly. The state sportsmanship award went to 8th graders Alex Market, Bennett Kong, Patrick Rolfe of team Killer Sea Rats.
Special commendation and thanks to all teams for an amazing turnout and enthusiasm this year, and huge thanks to all parent and teacher volunteers for assistance throughout the season.
Go Cape Robotics!