Robotics competition at Shorecrest Saturday brought out 27 teams

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Four teams at once
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Shorecrest High School hosted 27 robotic teams on Saturday, January 21 in the school gym for the VEX competitions.

Students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other clubs in game based engineering challenges.

Robots often need adjustments and repairs
Photo by Jerry Pickard

The objective was to have the robots shove plastic tetrahedrons over a fence and then pick up large bean bags and toss them over the fence. The team that tossed the most tetrahedrons and bean bags over the fence in the allotted time won each round.

Complicating the game was the fact that four teams were working in the same arena at the same time.

Shorecrest Team, back row l-r Henry Zalab, Shelly Gresch. Isabella Davis, and Adam Opfer.
front row Drew Gawlinski, Heidi Resing, and Stella Beemer.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The Highlanders of Shorecrest fielded two teams under the supervisor of advisor Kari Potter.

Attendance was light for the four hour competition, with primarily family, friends, and teammates to watch the games.

Each of these schools brought from one to four teams:

  1. Auburn Riverside High School
  2. Bellevue Middle School
  3. Everett Home School (Middle School)
  4. Interlake High School
  5. iTech Preparatory (Vancouver, WA)
  6. Kirkland High School
  7. Lake Washington High School 
  8. Mariner High School
  9. Mukilteo High School
  10. Newport High School
  11. Redmond High School
  12. Rosehill Middle School (Redmond)
  13. Shorecrest High School
Shorewood's Robotics program is in a different VEX division and will be competing later in the year. King's CyberKnights competes in FIRST.


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