AHS Robotics Team Qualifies for UIL State and World Championships
Aledo High School’s Robotics team is having another outstanding season.
The team has qualified for both the University Interscholastic League state meet and the FIRST World Championships in April. The team, named 6566 Circuit Breakers, competed at the North Texas Regional Championship on Saturday, Feb. 23. The team was awarded the Design Award, which recognizes industrial design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic.
The Circuit Breakers also earned 1st Runner Up for the Inspire Award. This is the highest judged award and it is given to the team that embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FIRST team. Inspire Award winner is an inspiration to other teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism® both on and off the playing field. This team shares their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with other teams, sponsors, their community, and the Judges. Working as a unit, this team has shown success in performing the task of designing and building a robot.
By winning this award, the Circuit Breakers earned the right to compete at the UIL State Meet and the FIRST World Championships. This is the 2nd time in 3 years that this team has been invited to the World Championships.
Jordan Chapin from the Aledo robotics team 9161 – Overload, is a finalist for the prestigious Dean’s List. This award is named for Dean Kamen who is the founder of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization. This is an individual award that recognizes outstanding leadership, passion, and commitment to the world of engineering and robotics. Jordan was one of only four students selected to represent the North Texas area at the World Championships.