Good news to share! At a robotics competition this past weekend, the Jesuit Academy team took home the Excellence Award, the highest award presented in the VEX IQ programs. The recipient is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in building a high quality robotics program, is a team that excels in many areas, and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork. We are so proud!
Two students represented Jesuit Academy at the competition, but all students participating as part of the Robotics Club were instrumental in building the robot, completing the research project, and completing the design notebook. The team research project was on driverless cars. Students created slides and presented to the judges.
During the competition, Jesuit Academy students were recognized for helping other teams out, several who were competing for the first time. On one occasion, a participating team had a robot malfunction right before the beginning of a round and the Jesuit Academy students jumped right in to help. Men for Others!
As winners of the Excellence Award, Jesuit Academy has been invited to Nationals, which will be held in Council Bluffs in April. The event spans three days and will cost $395 to participate. We are currently seeking a sponsor for the tournament. If interested, we’d love to chat! Please call 402-346-4464 ext. 20.
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