The WiredCats—the Upper School robotics team—qualified for the state championship after an impressive finish at the district competition.
In late March, the WiredCats competed at the Peachtree District competition at Columbus State University. The team finished the qualifying matches in ninth place with a final record of 7-5. In the elimination matches, the team was a part of the fifth-seed alliance with teams 6325 Reset Robotics and 3265 The Arrowheads. The alliance reached the quarterfinals before being eliminated.
The WiredCats also won the competition's prestigious Engineering Inspiration (EI) award. The honor is awarded to the team that demonstrates the most "outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community."
The team will now travel to Athens, Georgia for the state championship.