Middle School Robotics Earns Two Awards
The Harvey Middle School robotics team traveled to Friends Academy in Locust Valley, N,Y., November 3 to compete in the first VEX IQ Robotics Challenge of the season for all southern New York schools. The RoboCav team of eighth-grader Marley Shyer, and seventh-graders Annissa Khanna and Avery Kahn came home with the Teamwork Champion Award and the Excellence Award.
The team entered their robot in the main competition as well as submitting their engineering notebook for judging in the design award category. Later that afternoon at the conclusion of the competition, the Harvey MS RoboCavs walked away with the top two awards of the day.
The team earned the Teamwork Champion Award given to the two winners of the overall competition, and the Excellence Award for the school with the best overall robotics program among the schools competing. "This award encompassed not only their performance with their robot," said Middle School robotics teacher Mr. Schursky, "but their engineering notebook and interview as well."
They have a lot to be proud of as the Excellence Award is the highest award presented at the VEX IQ Challenge. It is given to the team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high-quality VEX robotics program.
The team won't rest on their laurels. They hope to have three Harvey teams competing at their next competition December 8.
MS RoboCavs Avery Kahn, Annissa Khanna, and Marley Shyer with their teacher, Mr. Schursky.