Last weekend, 64 teams from as far away as Christchurch competed to be New Zealand VEX Robotics champions. They were also competing for one of six places to attend the World Championships in Louisville Kentucky, USA in April. Our teams finished ranked 17 -34 out of the 64 competing teams with our two Daniels being the ones ranked 17th. All teams were selected for final elimination rounds after a day and a half of qualifying rounds (during which they each played nine games). Four of our teams were knocked out in the first round after some hard-fought matches. Luke and Antonio made it through to the quarterfinals before being knocked out. Henry and Thomas were awarded the ‘Think Award’ for making good use of the different resources to produce a solid robot. Sam produced a “Mr Aston look-alike” robot which he drove around the venue giving out packets of sweets. It turned lots of heads and there we lots of laughs as a result of this. Mr Aston was incredibly proud of everyone who performed with courtesy and grace throughout the competition. Parental support was amazing and proved that students and parents alike, are a part of a great school.
Glenfield College had five teams entered who were 2918C Rebekah Freestone, Trinity Carroll, Loralei Jull, Brija Hikuroa, 2918D Luke Oborn, Antonio Yelcich, 2918E Daniel Herbert, Daniel Webb,2918G Joshua Green, Sam Legg, 2918H Henry Croft and Thomas Dickson.
Glenfield Intermediate had one team entered who were 97255A Nate Carroll, Zoe Croft and Jacob Freestone.
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