North Union Local School District News Article

North Union VEX Robotics Team Competes in California

North Union sent 10 middle school students and 1 high school student that comprised 4 middle school teams and 1 high school team, to compete at a world-level robotics competition, often referred to as the Olympics of the robotics education world. The competition was held in Anaheim, CA. There were 700 robots at the competition, representing teams from 24 countries. After a full day of check-ins, inspections, and lots of practice and repairs, each team competed in 10 matches over the 3-day competition event, with a randomized schedule of alliances and competitors. While none of the North Union teams advanced to the final rounds of competition, this was an amazing learning experience for them. In addition to the STEM skills they have practiced all year in building and programming robots, students gained valuable experience in teamwork and communication skills as they worked with other teams, sometimes even relying on an interpreter to get the point across. The North Union Robotics Team would like to extend a huge thank you to our school and surrounding community. Without the support of so many, this trip would not have been possible. We were humbled and extremely gracious at the outpouring of support for our team.

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