In a thrilling start to their 2023-2024 VEX Robotics Competition season, the Johnson County Longhorns Robotics program showcased their skills at the Northeast TN VCR Season Kickoff Tournament held at Sullivan East Middle School in Bluff City, TN. The event brought together a total of 27 teams, including four teams representing Johnson County High School.
The competition was fierce, but the Longhorns Robotics teams demonstrated their talent and determination. Team 63303V, known as “Validation,” secured an impressive 4th place in the overall standings and proudly took home the coveted Design Award. They were closely followed by Team 63303A, finishing in 15th place after making it to the quarterfinals round. Team 63303B and Team 63303D performed admirably as well, earning 17th and 20th place, respectively.
While reflecting on their achievements, Lanie Mink from Team 63303A expressed her excitement about the team’s performance in their first competition of the year. Mink emphasized the importance of testing the waters early on and learning from the experience to improve in future competitions. She also highlighted the collaborative spirit among the Alliance teams and the valuable insights gained from observing the strategies employed by other teams in the region.
The overall winner of the tournament was Team 57711X, known as “Rocky,” from Alchemy Global STEM Institute in Morristown, TN. They triumphed over Team 19589 from Center of Hope of Bluff City, TN, Team 12876B from Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts, and Johnson County’s very own Team 63303V in a thrilling four-team final.
The VEX Robotics Competition is a global initiative presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation. With events taking place in 50 countries and hosting over 1,700 competitions for middle and high school participants, this program has become a catalyst for nurturing young minds interested in engineering and related fields.
Johnson County’s Robotics program has consistently made headlines since its inception in 2015. By utilizing various technological tools like YouTube for learning purposes and fostering teamwork, these students gain valuable problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills that will undoubtedly serve them well in their future endeavors.
Next for the Johnson County Robotics program is the LCA High School Only Fall Robotics Tournament in White Pine, TN, which took place on Saturday, November 4th. The team is excited to continue their journey and build upon the success of their first competition.
What is the VEX Robotics Competition?
The VEX Robotics Competition is a global initiative presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation. It organizes robotics competitions for middle and high school students in 50 countries, aiming to promote interest in STEM fields and nurture young minds interested in engineering.
What skills do students gain from participating in robotics competitions?
Students participating in robotics competitions like the VEX Robotics Competition learn valuable skills such as problem-solving, communication, and team-building. These skills are essential for their personal and professional growth, especially for careers in engineering and related fields.
How has Johnson County’s Robotics program made an impact since its inception?
Johnson County’s Robotics program has consistently made headlines since its establishment in 2015. The program provides students with opportunities to use technology for learning, collaborate with their peers, and develop important skills for the future. It has become a valuable platform for nurturing talent and passion in STEM fields within the Johnson County community.
Where can I find more information about the VEX Robotics Competition?
For more information about the VEX Robotics Competition, you can visit their official website at roboticseducation.org.