The team, comprised of Michael Townsend, Reid Ragusa, Mohannad Khattab, Michael Parulian, Emmanuel Preciado, Nicolas Hilty and Barrett Boatner - earned the award, which is given to the top team overall. The Excellence Award at each tournament is based on robot performance and judge scoring.
This is the AMCHS Engineering Club's first year of existence and also their first year competing in the VEX Robotics competition. The team is coached by Bob Leland.
Presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, the VEX Robotics Competition features teams of students who are tasked with designing and building a robot to compete against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.
Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April.