Earlier this spring, 16 Middle School students represented Westminster at the Vex Robotics World Championships—the world’s largest robotics tournament—in Dallas, Texas.
Three teams represented Westminster at the competition, which saw 500 teams from 40 countries. The teams competed for up to twelve hours a day during the competition.
Team B: Team B's unique robot design, which had to be rebuilt in just one month’s time, led to a strong showing on the world stage. They recorded a personal best in robot skills and were sought after by many teams for their innovative way to beat the game.
Team C: As the Georgia state Excellence Award winner, Team C was steadfast in its attempt to dominate the competition. They overcame language barriers and brushed up on French skills with a few teams to strategize and secure a spot among the top 250 teams in the world.
Team A: Finally able to attend a world championship in person, Team A secured a top-200 spot and was the only Westminster team to make its division playoff round. They were awarded the Vex Inspire Award, which is presented to the team that exhibits passion, positive attitude, good will, teamwork, and effective communication to all. This is one of the highest and most coveted achievements at Worlds and is a testament to these students' three-year commitment to the team.
Congratulations to all of these WiredCats for their hard work, dedication, and accomplishments over the past school year!