SHARON, Pa. – The Sharon High College robotics staff is heading to the state championship after a current first-place end at a qualifying occasion at Penn State York.
Sharon’s staff outpaced 30 groups on the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Know-how Tech Problem South Central Pennsylvania Qualifier on Jan. 21 to advance to the Pennsylvania State Championship in March.
Moreover, the Sharon staff gained the First Place Encourage (Champion’s) Award for finest embodying the problem of the FIRST Tech program. The award acknowledges ibeing a robust ambassador for this system and a task mannequin staff for others.
The Sharon staff started designing and constructing its competitors robotic in August. Navigating in a 12-foot-by-12-foot enjoying subject, the robotic should be capable to run autonomously for 30 seconds, function driver managed for two minutes and ship cones on prime of poles of varied sizes to attain factors throughout a match.
Members of the Sharon High College robotics staff. Entrance row, from left: Naima Allen, Ben Pollock and Ben Fiscus. Again row, from left: Mary Brown, Tony Gaggini, Kayden Moroney, Keegan Widmyer, Kaytlen Moroney, Warren Hackett, Ian Fischer and Matthew Schimp.
Sharon’s staff is split into subteams – laptop aided drawing, mechanical design, programming, enterprise and outreach.
The staff, which consists of 11 center and highschool college students, will now advance to compete in opposition to 36 of the state’s prime teamsin March.
The highschool staff’s victory Jan. 21 got here every week after members of the youthful Sharon Tiger Techs Robotics Team acquired the general Champion’s Award and first place within the Northwest Pennsylvania FIRST LEGO League Robotics Championship whereas competing in opposition to 28 groups at Penn State Behrend in Erie. That staff consists of 18 college students in grades 4 by eight.
Each groups are led by Dave Tomko and Kelly Roys, and the highschool staff is mentored by alumni Kyle Wareham, Eli Buck and Lucas D’Angelo. The Shenango Valley and Sharon Metropolis College District sponsors the groups.
Pictured at prime: Members of the Sharon High College robotics staff drive their robotic throughout a robotics competitors at Penn State York. The members are, from left, Warren Hackett, Ben Pollock, Kayden Moroney and Naima Allen.
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