Potomac's 6th, 7th, and 8th grade robotics teams performed strongly at tournaments held on January 7 and 8, collecting many awards.
Participating in the First Lego League Regional Qualification Tournament, 6th grade team "Robo Squad" finished 7th out of 17. Fellow 6th grade team "Buzz Builders" took 2nd place and received a 1st place trophy for Robotic Design. They will advance to the Maryland State Championship, which takes place in February.
Competing at the Northern Virginia VEX IQ Challenge-Crossover Tournament, Potomac 7th and 8th grade teams saw impressive accomplishments, which include...
Team E (Elie DeLaVille and Christopher Kang) and Team D (Rajan Bhargava, Hudson LaForce, and Clay Socas) received the Teamwork Champion Award, as they were the top two teams on the winning alliance in the Teamwork Challenge Finals Matches.
Team G (Michael Fields, Bryce Lukacs, and Cole Morehouse) all received the Teamwork Challenge Award as members of the second place alliance in the Teamwork Challenge Finals Matches.
Team E also received the Excellence Award—the highest award, which recognizes successful overall performance—and the Robot Skill Champion Award.
Team A (Rachael Fields, Julia Jackson, Alejandra Monzon, and Elizabeth Oskoui) received the STEM Project Research Award.
Team H (Margaret Taylor, Charlotte Whitehurst, and Ellie Yoon) received the Design Award.