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Two of the Three Upper School Robotics Teams Qualify for State Competition

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The robotics team has been hard at work since the start of the school year with this year’s robotics challenge called Rover Ruckus. Thirty-seven SAAS students competed in two league events and then traveled to the thirty-two team Interleague competition this last weekend.

This was an elimination contest, with only eight teams moving on to the state competition in early February.  Seattle Academy came to the Interleague with three teams comprised of freshmen, seniors, experts, and rookies.  Teams qualify for state through either the performance of their robot or through awards.

Team Pulsar was selected for an elimination alliance which eventually won the whole competition. They not only brought home some hardware, but their robot performance qualified them for the next level of competition. Team Tesseract was nominated for the Control, Connect, and Inspire Awards which recognize excellence in programming, community outreach and representing the highest standards of robotics teams. The Inspire award qualified the team to also move to state. Team Eclipse made a strong showing at the event but was not able to break into the top eight for qualifications. 

Two of SAAS's three teams will move to the state tournament at the ShoWare Center in Kent in February.  The students have done a phenomenal job this year, and we are excited to see them continue their season.  A huge thanks to the parent volunteers that provided food, transportation, and cheering support for all the teams. We will update you on the teams’ state performance.