Two Mashpee robotics teams returned home earlier this month from the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas with an award and lots of great experiences.
The two teams representing Mashpee High School were the Aviators, with Katrina Mayen and Jamie Hughes, and the Out of Stock team, with Ethan Lu, Sam Johnson, Cam Perry, and Sean Ware. Each team was in a separate division, with the Aviators placing 19th in their division and Out of Stock placing 23rd in their division.
Throughout the past year, the students have been meticulously designing and building their robots to participate in games formulated to showcase their skill. 820 teams from countries around the world, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, New Zealand and Taiwan were in attendance.
The Aviators took home the Inspiration Award, which was given to one team in each division. The team and the robotics team advisor, Mrs. Hough, agreed that this was one of the highlights of the trip. “The girls were given the award based on their ability to show great sportsmanship, compete at a high level, and earn the respect of other teams they competed against,” Mrs. Hough said.