On Saturday, April 28th, Allendale Columbia School fifth graders Eric Roof and Carter Previte left to go to the VEX IQ Robotic World Championship Competition, Elementary School Division, in Louisville, Kentucky. They came back on May 2nd having won one of four coveted divisional Sportsmanship Awards out of 400 teams participating!
There were 400 teams at this competition, and the boys competed Sunday through Tuesday. Teams from around the world — United States, China, Guatemala, Canada, Bahrain, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Colombia, Mexico, Egypt, South Korea, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Paraguay, Finland, Spain, Japan, Estonia, India, and the Philippines — sought to be crowned World Champions. The boys created Twitter (@rotatingrobots) and Instagram (rotatingrobots) accounts and asked everyone to follow them on their journey.
The boys qualified for Worlds at the Upper New York State Regional Competition held here at AC in March.
Congratulations, Eric and Carter!
Donna ChabackDonna received an Electrical Engineering degree and worked as an electrical engineer in the construction industry. Upon having children, Donna found a passion for teaching and received her Masters in the Science of Education. After working at a local public school for five years, she fell in love with STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Donna taught STEM in various schools, then joined Allendale Columbia seven years ago. She is also a recipient of the Corporate K-12 Innovation Award from the International Association of STEM Leaders.
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