Four Bosque School robotics teams placed in the top 20 out of 40 teams competing in last week’s VEX Robotics Competition New Mexico State Championship Tournament in Las Cruces. Three teams reached the quarterfinals and the middle school E-Lemonators—Rowan ’24, Alexander ’23, Niki ’23, and Rhianna ’23 and—Excellence Award for middle school teams, the highest award presented in the VEX Robotics Competition. This award is presented to a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX Robotics program. This team is a strong contender in numerous award categories including robot design, tournament qualification matches ranking, robot skills challenge ranking, and a high quality VEX robotics program.
By winning the Excellence Award, the E-Lemonators have qualified to compete in the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship - VEX Robotics Competition Middle School Division in Louisville, Kentucky! The VEX Robotics World Championship is an international event with teams from around the world including the U.S., China, Taiwan, Thailand, Colombia, and Australia. The E-Lemonators are in their first year of competing in VEX Robotics and are the first Bosque School team to win an invitation to the VEX Robotics World Championship!
The E-Lemonators also won the Judges Award presented to a team that the judges determine is deserving of special recognition. Judges consider a number of possible criteria for this award: team displays of special attributes; exemplary effort and perseverance at the event; or team accomplishments/endeavors throughout the season that may not fit under existing awards, but are nonetheless deserving of special recognition.
Three Bosque School teams will also compete at the CREATE US Open Invitational Tournament at the beginning of April.