Teams from Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School competed this past weekend at the Kalahari Classic, a signature event in the VEX Robotics competition. The competition is one of the largest events of its kind and brings in more than 150 teams from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Canada.
Approximately 1,000 of the best STEM students in the multi-state region competed Jan. 15-18 in Sandusky, Ohio, to qualify for VEX Worlds, the world’s largest international youth robotics event.
Ottawa Hills Local Schools had several junior high and high school teams competing this weekend. None of the Ottawa Hills teams advanced to the final rounds, but they learned a great deal and have already started preparing for the next competition. Some Robotics Team members were unable to attend because there were with the Symphonic Band in Toronto, Canada.
A huge thanks to the Ottawa Hills School Parent Association and the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation for providing critical support for this program. Special thanks to Caelum Dowd for volunteering to help reset playing fields during the event. Finally, thanks to advisor and coach Patty Dowd. We wish you and the Robotics Teams all the best this season.
Follow Mrs. Dowd and the Robotics team on Twitter @OH_STEM.