The 2018 Special Olympics Unified Robotics Championship capped off a six-week season last weekend and our Seraphs were there!
Unified robotics pairs teams of students with and without intellectual disabilities working together to build robots. On November 18, schools from across Western Washington gathered at the Pacific Science Center to compete in a tournament-style event to crown the champion.
Teams from 40 schools (middle school through college level) competed against each other in a friendly version of “Battle Bots.” With a 4-by-4-foot ring as the field of play, the objective was to push the opponent’s robot out of the circle. The robot that stays within the ring the longest wins. In the tournament, teams competed in one of four divisions. The winning team from each division went head to head in the battle for the championship.
It was a great day for our teams! They smashed through the goals we had set for the day:
Team Bunny Bot 2 won the Sportsmanship Award
Team T-JAB barely missed the finals when they lost the tiebreaker to advance. They also won an award for Innovation in Construction.
Team R-Cubed won their division, advanced to the finals, won the first round of finals and then lost to their classmates. They finished in 3rd overall.
Team Kyle won their division and sailed through the finals to finish in 2nd place!
Both Teams Kyle and R-Cubed also won an award for Robust Technology.
Many, MANY thanks to all the Seraphs – and especially advisor/teacher Angela Ensminger and her parent support – for another great example of St. Madeleine’s true spirit!