Bayou View Middle School students head to World Robotics Competition
A group of students at Bayou View Middle School are making final preparations before heading to an international robotics competition in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Bayou View Middle School students took home the state champion title and are now moving on with three other Mississippi teams to represent the state at the world competition.
Vex Worlds 2017 brings together top robotics teams from all over the world to compete under one roof. This year’s theme is “star struck.” The groups are tasked with putting together a robot that picks up stars and cubes and throws them over a fence.
This group at Bayou View Middle School has worked no less than 200 hours building their robot. Bayou View Middle seventh grader Skylar Lambert said, “We have a lot of problems that you have to face in between every competition. Something comes up and you have to solve and when we were in state, we had some things come up while we were in the competition. We had to call a time out and we had to fix it like this or we wouldn’t have gone to the finals.”
Robotics Teacher Michael Quintero said, “They have been phenomenal beyond and above, all of them. They’ve all been working together. They’re brain storming, problem solving. They’ve been exceptional.”
Vex Worlds competition happens April 19th through the 22nd.