Eight Reeds Spring Intermediate School students recently traveled to Dallas, Texas to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship. While the two teams did not place, the coaches said they were incredibly proud of the performances.
“The VEX IQ Challenge fosters student development of teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills required to prepare them to become the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers,” said coach Robin Verheyen.
Students had to design and build robots to complete several different challenges. They were scored on driving skills, programming, and their ability to work with various partners in teamwork matches.
All of the students are sixth graders from Reeds Spring Intermediate School. The competitors were Baya Clifford, Peyton Ditzer, Bobby Brand, Bailey Zittleman, August Behn, Ethan Linegar, Korbin Smith, and Brayden Higginbottom. The teams were coached by Keith Kramer and Robin Verheyen.
In addition to the robotics competition, the students learned about history and culture by visiting museums and eating authentic Tex-Mex food.
“We are looking forward to qualifying more students next year!” said coach Keith Kramer.