After months of hard work and practice, the middle school Robotics Team was ready to compete in their first competition of the year. Annika, Morgan, Baryck, Mason, Gracin, Quinn, Bryan, Gabby, and Ay’Shona were excited to show off their skills and explore the world of LEGO robotics. On November 9, the team piled into Mrs Crosby’s car and set off to Ten Oaks Middle School, where the Grand Strand Qualifying Tournament was being held. This year’s challenge was to create a robot that could help a blind person shop for groceries. “We did good on a lot of things,” Annika recalled, “But our robot was kind of acting up a bit. It was definitely a fun experience.”
The team, which they named the Angry Nerds, took home the Core Values Award. This highly-coveted award gave them enough points to qualify for the state competition. Although they did not win anything else, the Angry Nerds had a great time showing off their technical skills and learned a lot about robotics. The next competition will be held on December 14 at Cane Bay Middle School, and the team is looking forward to it.