Henry, Washburn high schools to compete at international robotics championships


Via News Release

“Students from Patrick Henry and Washburn high schools on April 27-30 will compete at the international FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Championship in St. Louis, MO. The event will bring together 352 qualifying teams made up of 8,800 high school students from Australia, Canada, Israel, Mexico and the United States.

The Washburn Millerbots won the Minnesota Northstar Regional Robotics Competition to advance to the national competition. This marks the Millerbots’ third regional win in the past four years. The Millerbots created unique business partnerships in the community and forged a connection with the Minnesota High Tech Association. Students on the robotics team were also engaged in an e-mentoring program with Target Corporation to develop leadership skills and awareness of IT careers.

The Henry Herobotics advanced to nationals after winning the Chairman’s Award at the Minnesota FIRST 10,000 Lakes Regional. The Chairman’s Award is FIRST’s highest honor and recognizes a team that exemplifies the values of FIRST. The Herobotics placed fifth out of 41 teams at the Minnesota FIRST Lake Superior Regional, where the team also won the Gracious Professional Award and the Safety Award. The Herobotics have qualified for national competition three of the last four years.”

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