DVS Robotics Team Going to World Championships!

We are excited and proud to announce that Team 4201, The Vitruvian Bots of Da Vinci Science High School, has qualified for the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, April 22-25! They competed in the Ventura Regional Competition this weekend, and won more awards than any other team there:

  • Regional Finalist Award, for making the finals as the first place team. They ended the competition in 2nd place, after a very close pair of exciting matches.
  • Dean’s List Finalist Award to Maleko Bravo, a junior who is working with his sister’s Girl Scout troop to introduce them to robotics. Maleko will be eligible for the national Dean’s List Award at St. Louis (won by senior Tony Stuart last year).
  • Industrial Design Award, sponsored by General Motors. This award is a true testament to the power and quality of Da Vinci Science. The CAD work required for this robot to succeed was complex and challenging — our students never could have done it without the solid engineering design foundation provided by our Project Lead the Way classes.
  • Sophomore Kelly Crabtree was selected to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in opening ceremonies!

You will see them around campus at Exhibition Night tomorrow, proudly wearing their green team polo shirts with red ribbon medals around their necks. We are all very proud of them and if you would like to make a small donation to help cover the cost of their airfare, their fundraising link is http://tinyurl.com/nsocpx6.


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