WMS Robotics Heads to National Championship

The White Mountain School Robotics Team is warming up for next week’s big push at Nationals in Iowa with a competition this weekend near Manchester, NH. Read on to watch their video!
In just its second year, The White Mountain School Robotics Team has already reached some pretty incredible milestones. During last year’s spring VEX Robotics competitions, the team beat the reigning world championship team. This weekend they are testing out a new robot, a “superbot” of sorts, that is a combination of three of their best efforts on other robots. This weekend’s competition at Pembroke Academy is by invite only, and there will be teams practicing there for both the National and World Championships.

At a Morning Meeting this week, members of the Robotics Team presented a video explaining their work and their dream of competing at Nationals. Seven White Mountain School students and two teachers, Director of Technology Ben Moss and Mathematics Department Chair Jeff Bush, will head out early next week.

When asked what excited them most about this opportunity. Jolie Tran ’15, Ben Ford ’15 and Liana Alford ’18 said (practically in unison),
“Bigger, better, steeper competition.” and “Just being there, at a national competition.”

The team’s trophies so far this season include a Championship Award, a Design Award, an Excellence Award, a Judges’ Award, and a Finalist Award.

The team is poised to represent The White Mountain School well, and we can’t wait to follow their progress in Iowa. Good luck, Team! You can follow their progress live on Twitter.

Be sure you watch the team’s own video about their program. Click here!

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