Sandy Creek robotics team advances to VEX World Championship for fourth straight yearApril 22nd, 2019 by Lani Camp, Public Relations
Hundreds of teams from six continents around the world, 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will all converge on Louisville, KY from April 24-27 for the VEX World Robotics Competition, including our own team from Sandy Creek High School. Teams qualified to compete in the world showcase through state and regional competitions in this years event.
The Sandy Creek Co.R.E. team earned their place through the Northern New York State Championship competition in early March where they earned the Excellence Award. The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX Robotics Competition and is presented to a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX Robotics program. These winners must have a high-quality design notebook and interview in front of a panel of engineering judges. The NNY competition was the largest VEX Robotics state championship in the United States with over 70 teams competing. In addition to the Excellence Award, the Y-team placed 6th in their division and 17th in robot skills; the E-team placed 10th in their division and 12th in robot skills rankings, and the R-team ranked 2nd in their division and 4th in robot skills and earned the prestigious Excellence Award.
This team is a strong contender in numerous award categories, said John DeGone, Sandy Creeks Robotics Coach. They excel in many areas and are a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork.
R-team members include Sadie Lurcock, Margery Yousey and Hailey McNitt.
The program at Sandy Creek is in its fourth year and each year they have been successful in earning a ticket to the World Competition.
Watch for updates on the district Facebook page for competition results.