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FTC 519 Advances to Virginia States

For the TL;DR people, the short story is that Epsilon Delta Too, Herndon High School FTC Team 519 is advancing to the Virginia State competition, because of winning the first place Inspire Award at the Northern VA Qualifier held on December 12th!

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For those who want more of a play-by-play, continue reading… although don’t expect a dynamic-duo novel extraordinaire 😉

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Did you know: Over $25 Million worth of College Scholarships …

There are over $25 Million available in college scholarships for High School students that participate in either FIRST Tech Challenge or FIRST Robotics Competition. These are being

For more information about the FIRST Scholarship Program, visit http://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships.

– See more at: http://www.firstinspires.org/press-room/first-announces-scholarship-program-milestone#sthash.7hKRYFEx.dpuf

Armstrong Elementary Visit

This past Monday, the team visited with Armstrong Elementary’s SAC students. We took both this year’s robot and the Angry Nerd from last year.

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Both robots were received very well, and the kids had a lot of questions for us! They seemed very interested in robotics and impressed by our presentation. We also shared information about the FLL programs they can join, and generally raised interest in STEM programs.

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They had a lot of fun, and we had a great time there!

 

 

Saturday Meeting and FTC Competition (Annandale)

Today the Robotics team divided into subgroups and worked on their part of the FRC robot.

In other news, Herndon High’s FTC group (Team 519) participated in the NOVA competition in Annandale. We started with some technical difficulties, but we overcame them. It was not enough to make it to the top so we focused on learning from this event. It was a great opportunity to make friends, learn strategy, and add to our button collection. With this said and done we are now focusing on the minibot design. The next meeting is on Monday January 24 at 6 p.m. Mr. Koca said we will have a recap and then we are off to work. Get ready!