The Conway High School Robotics Team 32174C has achieved an extraordinary milestone in their journey by qualifying for the VEX Worlds Championship. Competing in the Arkansas State VEX Championship for the first time, the team's outstanding performance and dedication earned them an invitation to the highly anticipated event in Dallas, Texas from April 25-29.
The Arkansas State VEX Championship at Arkansas Tech University on March 11th, served as a battleground for the finest robotics teams in the state including Russellville, Bryant, ASMSA Rose Bud, Cabot, Jonesboro, Bentonville, and Conway. Among these standout teams, Conway 32174C emerged as a top 4 finalist, showcasing their exceptional skills, ingenuity, and teamwork.
The achievement of securing an invitation to the VEX Worlds Championship is a testament to the unwavering commitment and tireless efforts of the Conway High School Robotics Team. It demonstrates their ability to design, build, and program competitive robots that excel in complex challenges. Team members include students from 10th - 12th grade: Christ Ablondi, Preston Diehl, Edwin Flores, Grady Judd, Everett Otis, Evan Tan, James Xin, Tim Yang, and Alan Ye. These students came together to design and build and continually update a working robot to complete specific tasks for the Vex events. It took hours of work before school, during lunch, after school, and weekends for them to fine-tune their robot design, enhance their programming skills, and strategize.
"I am incredibly proud of our team's remarkable performance at the State VEX Championship," said Kimberly Raup, Computer Science teacher and Robotics Coach. "Earning an invitation to the VEX Worlds Championship is an incredible achievement, especially considering it is our first time even competing at the state level. We are grateful for the support of the entire VEX community in Arkansas- Advisors, competitors, judges, just everyone has been so helpful and encouraging which has been instrumental in our success."
The VEX Worlds Championship in Dallas, Texas, brought together elite robotics teams from across the globe to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level. The Conway High School Robotics Team represented their school well on this prestigious international platform, where they faced off against some of the most talented teams in the world. Conway High School takes immense pride in the achievements of its Robotics Team, whose success exemplifies the school's commitment to fostering innovation, teamwork, and technological proficiency among its students.