Harker’s middle school is putting up six robotics teams this year, five of which entered competitions in the last few weeks. The teams, ranging from three to five competitors, are coached by middle school teacher Michael Schmidt.
The first two teams to compete placed sixth and seventh out of 24 and one of them received the award for most well-rounded team in addition to an invitation to compete in the second of three rounds. On Nov.14 three additional teams competed, placing fifth, 10th and 12th with overall scores that were even higher than the first group’s. Both the fifth- and 10th-place teams advanced to the next round and the 10th-place team was awarded first place for teamwork.
These students have shown a very high level of commitment given that practices and competitions are on Saturdays. We hope to hear more from these teams as the next round of competitions is Dec. 19 and the championship will be held on Jan 16. Good luck, robotics teams!