Highlands Intermediate School sweeps VEX State Middle School Robotics Championship

Jan 16, 2016 | PC Community

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Winners of state middle school robotics team competition announced

Organizers of the 3rd annual Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaiʻi VEX State Middle School Championship have announced the winners of the robotics event held today at Stevenson Middle School:

Excellence Award: Highlands Intermediate School (Team 394)

Tournament Champions: Highlands Intermediate School (Team 394) and Waialua Intermediate School (Team 3590A)

Highlands Intermediate, Waialua Intermediate and Lokelani Intermediate (Maui) all qualified to advance to the VEX Worlds Championship to be held in Louisville, KY in April 2016.

The 2015-16 VEX robotics challenge, “Nothing but Net,” involved robots designed and built by middle school students that were programmed or driver-controlled to participate in various skills challenges, demonstrating the students’ grasp of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts.

Twenty-two teams representing schools from across the state participated in today’s competition, including: Highlands Intermediate School, Island Pacific Academy, Kapolei Middle School, Lokelani Intermediate School (Maui), Moanalua Middle School, Nanakuli Intermediate School, Niu Valley Middle School, Sacred Hearts Academy, Stevenson Middle School, Wahiawa Middle School, Waiakea Intermediate School (Hawaiʻi Island), Waialua Intermediate School, Waianae Intermediate School, Wahiawa Middle School, and Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School.

For a list of all award winners and more information on the Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaiʻi VEX State Middle School Championship, visit http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/re-vrc-16-3103.html.

Photo credit: Sean Moura, Hawaiian Electric

(Pictured) Darcy Endo-Omoto, Hawaiian Electric vice-president of government

and community affairs (left) and Julie Segawa, VEX organizer and robotics advisor

at Stevenson Middle School (right) with Highlands Intermediate School Team 394

(L to R: Michaela Sy, Royce Shioi, Alexander Meneses and Brayden Tanji).

 The Highlands Intermediate VEX state champions are also proudly pictured with their

Excellence Award banner, the highest award presented in the VEX robotics competition.