Two White Pine robotics students left with an award at the VEX Robotics Nevada State Championships were held on March 6-7 in Las Vegas. Nefi Perez and Cole Evers participated against 42 other teams and took 1st place in the Robot Skills Contest where they had one minute to score as many points as possible by remote controlling their robot, which they designed and constructed. They are now ranked number one in the state of Nevada for this event.
The team was also undefeated in the qualification matches, where they were randomly matched against six other teams to qualify for the state finals. On Saturday afternoon they were teamed with two other teams of their choice to complete in the elimination rounds. In a best two–out-of-three match, they won 2 – 0 in the quarterfinals but lost 0-2 in the semi-finals. During the awards presentation they received a Judges’ Award for Innovative Design. Congratulations to both students for their excellent work and competition in robotics this year.
The work on their robots was done in their Mechanical Technology class. Mechanical Technology is a Career Technology Education class offered at White Pine High School.