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Blog: MHS Robotics Hosts FIRST® Tech Tournament

Saturday (February 2, 2013) the MHS robotics program will host a LA regional FTC Qualifying Tournament. Our event will serve over 240 robotics students for head-to-head robotic competition fun!

After a successful qualifying season it is now our turn to give back to the greater Los Angeles FIRST robotics community. This, Saturday (February 2, 2013) our program will be hosting a LA regional FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) Qualifying Tournament. Our event will serve over 240 local and regional robotics students for head-to-head robotic competition fun! We will not be competing ourselves but instead will be running the tournament supplying judges, referees, inspectors, and announcers. The event is free and very spectator friendly (it will be especially good for those younger kids who are interested in robots).

Come by and check us out between 10-4pm at the MHS Event Center.

So far this season, our teams: the Suitbots (#4628), Kings & Queens (#4625) and Deatbolts (#4153) have competed in LA regional qualifying tournaments in Pasadena, Palm Springs, Claremont and Antelope Valley with tremendous success. All have qualified for the LA regional championships which will be held at Monrovia High School on March 2 2013. The Robotic LAFTC Championships will be part of the huge science expo which will kick-off the ISS Downlink Event.

The MHS Robotics program is self sustaining. It is not too late to become a program sponsor and we have 5 tiers of sponsorship for your convenience. Please see the attached sponsorship letter if you or your company is interested.

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Tracey Tempel January 28, 2013 at 07:24 PM
What a great program. I hope the community will get behind this. We should all be so proud of our high school.
JustMe February 03, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Santa Fe Middle School sent two teams and were the only middle school represented. The kids have been working hard all semester, and this week stayed after school until 7pm most nights putting finishing touches on their robots. On Friday, they stayed until 11:40pm and were up and at MHS at 7am the next morning for inspections and judging before the competition. Thanks to Yvonne. Koskella for being a fantastic teacher, and to Worley-Parsons who sponsored the teams, and whose engineers have been so awesome, working with the students all semester.

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