Robotics Scores Trio of Wins

Spartan Robotics scored a triad of wins at their tournaments this spring against teams from all over Northeast Florida.

The first tournament was on April 23 and Spartan Robotics received the Breakthrough Award, which "celebrates a team that made significant progress in their confidence and capability in both the Robot Game and Innovation Project and are a shining example of excellent Core Values. They demonstrate that they understand that what they discover is more important than what they win." 

At the second tournament on May 18, the team compounded their success by earning two awards: The Highest Score on the Robot Performance Award, which celebrates a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game) as well as an award for Robot Design, which recognizes outstanding programming principles and solid engineering practices in the development of a robot that is mechanically sound, durable, efficient and highly capable of performing challenge missions.

"A majority of the team was new this year," said team sponsor Mrs. Jennifer Wagstaff, "so winning these awards represents a significant accomplishment."

Congratulations to St. Johns Robotics team members Adrian Heinrichs, Ian Johnson, Luke Mooneyham, Colin Pierce, Harbi Saleh, and Blake Sheftall, and hearty thanks to Freshman Miranda Bustamante who served as student mentor to the team this year and was an integral component of their success. 

Congratulations, Spartan Robotics!