APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Riverview Lutheran School Grade 8 robotics team competed in the VEX Robotics Live Remote Tournament World Championships.
On Saturday, May 29, the robotics team teamed up and took on teams from across the United States and other countries around the world. The 8th graders became division champions with a perfect score of 306, advancing to the final where they scored another perfect score.
Two teams from Canada also completed perfect scores, but in less time, so these two teams finished tied for first place and the Lutheran students from Riverview finished third in the tournament.
Following the awards ceremony, the judges presented the robotics team with the award of excellence for their division. The Award of Excellence is the first prize in the VEX Robotics Competition that can only be won by passing and excelling in an interview with a judge, his skills in programming, driving, building and presenting an engineering notebook.
The students had worked hard all year to build, program and operate their robots, especially after the pandemic. Last year’s competition was canceled, so competing this year meant even more to the students.