Students Qualify for National Robotics Tournament: White Plains
A robotics team at White Plains High School qualifies for a prestigious tournament in Council Bluffs, Iowa by being awarded the VEX excellence award, which is the most prestigious award VEX robotics gives. This tournament is hosted by the CREATE educational foundation and will encompass 200 teams from across North America. Robotics teacher Jonathan "Bo" Shaw says his team is the only team in Alabama participating in the event. Shaw adds that it would be a wonderful reward for them to participate in this tournament. White Plains Senior Kian (KEN) Martin is the computer programmer and Senior Heather Craig is in charge of documenting the process. They say being successful robotics competitors requires more than just cooperation.Senior Nick Sims got involved because he wants to be an engineer after high school. He says the experience can definitely build teamwork and get all the members to communicate well.Shaw says the team is busy trying to raise money to travel to Iowa. He adds that they are currently in the process of raising money and could certainly use the help of TV24 viewers. If you would like to help you can visit the team’s gofundme website or contact the school. The tournament is April 7th through the 9th.