Sewanhaka Robotics Club earns top awards in qualifying tournament

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Sewanhaka Robotics Club earns top awards in qualifying tournament
Sewanhaka Central High School District’s Senior Robotics Club earned multiple awards in the FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Qualifying Tournament. (Photo courtesy of the Sewanhaka Central High School District)

Sewanhaka Central High School District’s Senior Robotics Club, called the RoboPandas, participated in the FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Qualifying Tournament, held remotely from Jan. 10-16.

FIRST Tech Challenge teams are tasked with designing, building, programming and operating robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Additionally, the students present to a panel of judges who assess both technical and non-technical aspects of their work.

This year’s game, Freight Frenzy presented by Raytheon Technologies, explores the future of transportation. Teams and their robots were able to score points by loading and delivering items across a 12×8-foot field.

For their technical prowess and professionalism, the RoboPandas earned the First Place Inspire Award, the First Place Top Ranked Award, the Second Place Think Award, the Second Place Connect Award, the Second Place Innovate Award, the Second Place Motivate Award, the Second Place Design Award and the Third Place Control Award.

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