March 30, 2018
By Kelli Gile, WVUSD Office of Community Resources
WALNUT, CA—It’s been a busy month for the Suzanne Robotics Club.
The school’s FTC team RoboHeroes qualified for the Super Regionals just one week before the mid-March competition held in Spokane, Washington.
Although the team had struggles with connections alongside Aluminati from Walnut High School, Suzanne was one of only a few middle school teams competing against almost 70 high school teams, said advisor Vicky Silcock.
“This felt like an accomplishment alone!” she said.
The team was paired with teams from Los Angeles and Washington, where they were mentored by professionals that helped them with their connection issues and learned about true gracious professionalism.
“Our team came home with so much more than they left with, and we are grateful for the experience,” Silcock said.
In December, two teams came home with awards from the Los Angeles Regional Championships.
The 6th grade Robo Titans took the 1st place overall Champion Award and earned their spot in the World Championships that will be held in April in Houston, Texas.
The 7th grade Robo-Rebels won the CORE Values Inspiration Award.
The Robo Titans team also went on to win the Champion Award at the FLL Cup at Legoland in February.
The posters they created about water leaks were made into signs for the Walnut Valley Water District and placed throughout the cities of Walnut and Diamond Bar.
This week, the Suzanne Middle School program received more great news: Team Robo-Rebels has also been invited to the World Championships.
“It is pretty unheard of for two teams from the same city, let alone the same school to attend the World Championships for robotics. We are shocked, but very excited to be representing Suzanne and Walnut Valley on April 18-21 in Houston, Texas,” Silcock said.
Diamond Bar High’s Team Sprocket also qualified to compete in Houston at the World Championships.
Best of luck to all three Walnut Valley robotics teams in April!
Suzanne Middle School robotics teams, parent coaches, and advisor Vicky Silcock.
Suzanne’s FTC team RoboHeroes qualified for the Super Regionals held in Spokane, Washington.
Suzanne Middle School Robo Rebels robotics team has qualified for the World Championships in Houston Texas.
Robo Titans robotics team acknowledged by the Walnut Valley Water District. The team has been invited to compete at the World Championships in Houston, Texas.