The Sun Devils took second place at the 2021 VEX Robotics World Championships! Last Friday, team 3946E—captains Connor E. '21 and Jack H. '22, along with juniors Gavin D., Julian D., Landon E., Henry J. and Ishan T.—competed in a live, remote tournament against high school teams from around the globe. Their #2 finish is the program's best-ever result at the world championships. In addition to placing second, team 3946E won the Think Award for their division—given to teams for having impressive and effective autonomous programming.
"Team 3946E has made KDS Robotics history with their incredible performance at today's tournament," raved Head Robotics Coach Alainey Hellman, "and it was wonderful to see their hard work pay off on the international stage!"
Two Kent Denver Middle School teams also competed at Worlds last Thursday. Team 3946R—8th-graders Ethan A., Renee D., Kenley E., Annabelle F. and Paloma S.—achieved an impressive Championship Skills runs score of 132, in addition to the highest driving score in their division, placing 52nd overall for middle school. Team 3946N—8th-graders Matthew A.s, Ryan B., Simon C., Vik D. and Arjun P.—earned a Championship Skills runs score of 83, and also won the Build Award, given to teams that have a very well-crafted robot.
"We're incredibly proud of what our teams have accomplished this year," Coach Hellman added. "They poured hours into the creation of their robots, and the massive amount of dedication that all of our students have shown has led to one of our best seasons yet!
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