Two Highline School Teams Heading to the World Robotics Championships
Two Highline District schools – Aviation and Highline High – are headed to St. Louis at the end of the month to compete in the FIRST Robotics World Championships.
Aviation High holds the Washington State Robotics Champion title this year. The team also earned the Chairman’s Award at the state competition, which honors teams for excellence in design, creativity, innovation, and competition performance.
Highline High will also compete in the World Championships. The team earned their ticket at the Seattle Regional competition by winning the Judge’s Award and the Safety Award. Highline’s coach, Fred Leuke, won the Woodie Flowers Award as the region’s best mentor.
As an organization, FIRST exists to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders. In the FIRST Robotics Competition students compete to build robots that perform various tasks. The tasks change each year and are revealed in January. Teams have just six weeks to construct the robot before competition.
The B-Town Blog sends out a robotic “Con-grat-u-lations!” to both teams, and we encourage our Readers to support these great programs! Oh, and be sure to see Michael Brunk’s photos of the Seattle competition here.