Shorecrest students place at underwater drone competition

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

L-R: Haidi Ghobrial, Jack Stoecker, Sam Rowbotham, Eric Yun, Andrew Thompson, Jason Zevenbergen
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Students from Shorecrest High School's advanced engineering and advanced robotics recently participated in the regional SeaPerch underwater drone competition on March 17. After weeks spent planning and building underwater remote operated vehicles (ROV), three Shorecrest teams made the cut to participate in the regional competition against 27 other teams.

The teams and their ROVs competed through obstacle courses, underwater object movements and presentation of their engineering notebooks to a panel of judges from the U.S. Navy.

All three teams did extraordinarily well for their first competition. Team 6 (Sam Rowbotham and Eric Yun) placed second overall and qualified for the national competition to be held in Dartmouth, Massachusetts this June. Team 6 also took 2nd place in the object movement challenge.

Team 1 (Jason Zevenbergen and Andrew Thompson) placed 3rd in the obstacle course. Teams 1 and 6 were joined in competition by Team 3 (Haidi Ghobrial and Jack Stoecker).

The teams were advised by Kari Potter and Emily Slack.


Unknown April 3, 2018 at 7:57 PM  

Awesome to hear about local students participating in SeaPerch! While I have not participated in this event, I am familiar with the program. My profession is naval architecture, and I'd be interested in chatting with the advisors about talking to students about maritime professions if there's interest. How can I get in touch with the advisors?
Courtney Ewing

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