The Benton Robotics teams have returned from an incredible trip to the VEX Robotics World Championships.
We met and competed against the best of the best. Only 160 middle school teams from around the world qualify for this event. There were teams from China, New Zealand, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Bahrain and 36 other countries represented.
Benton won two major awards at VEX Worlds. 1231A the Astrobotz won the Design Award for the second year in a row and 1231D the Dominators won the Build Award, they won the Judges award last year. To have two teams from our school both win back to back awards at Worlds is a very rare feat as only 11 judged awards are given out in each 80 team division.
VEX Worlds will air on CBS Sports on June 11 and later on in the summer on ESPN2. Two of our teams were selected for interviews for the broadcast, I'm hoping their parts make it to air. Members of 1231A were taken back the media room and interviewed extensively about Girls in STEM and 1231E the Electrobotz were also interviewed about their experience at Worlds.
The Benton Robotics teams shined and could not have represented our school and state more admirably. We are incredibly proud of all of them and their amazing Robotics Coach, Karen Cinnamon!