Team Bobcat Robotics Brings Home Trophies

Team Bobcat Robotics Brings Home Trophies
Posted on 03/07/2017
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This past weekend, the Arapahoe Charter School FIRST Robotics Team (Team Bobcat) competed in their first tournament, the Pitt County District Event. At the end of the two-day competition, the team, which had been only working during school lunch to build a robot, had made it to the semi-finals!

“The feeling was that of both success and relief” said Elijah Buckout, one of the drive team members for Team Bobcat, “to know that we accomplished so much in our very first tournament was truly spectacular.”

The team was also awarded, twice!

2017 Highest Rookie Seed  (12th out of a total of 30 teams competing)

2017 Rookie Inspiration Award

“Words are inadequate to express how proud I am of our team,” said Mr. Ray Marks, the robotics team’s mentor, “It was amazing to see the team progress from not knowing what to do, to getting recognition from veteran teams for our solid playing style, specifically our defense.”