Harlandale ISD VEX robotics teams advance to world championship

Harlandale ISD VEX robotics teams advance to world championship
Posted on 03/08/2019

Two Harlandale ISD VEX robotics teams will compete in the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship to be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky in late April.

The teams from STEM Early College High School and Schulze Elementary recently competed in the Southwest VEX Regional Championships and both received awards advancing them to the world competition.

STEM ECHS’s team of four sophomores won the Design Award while Schulze Elementary’s team of two fifth graders won the Robot Skills Award.

At the VEX Robotics World Championship, the students will compete against other teams from around the world to showcase their STEM problem solving abilities, share their enthusiasm and build community.

Both coaches are extremely proud of their students and hope they win big.

“I am extremely proud of these young ladies. This is their second year competing in VEX IQ,”

Schulze Elementary Coach Juanita Oropesa said. “I am both amazed and honored to have been their coach. Even though they had a rough start at the regional competition, they never gave up and ultimately placed first in their driving skills.”

STEM ECHS Coach Romeo Valdez is also excited for his students.

“They will continue to work as a team to overcome the problems and see what they have in store for their future,” Valdez said. “They are building a more efficient robot with new electronics. They believe they can do better, so I am proud of them.”

The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the largest and fastest growing robotics program globally with more than 20,000 teams from 50 countries playing in over 1,700 competitions worldwide.

Congratulations and good luck, students!

 

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