Robotics Team Wins Award, Heading to World Championship

Robotics Team Wins Award, Heading to World Championship

WA Robotics Team, Shark Attack FRC Team 744, returned this past weekend from the South Florida FIRST Regional Competition with accolades and awards. They placed fifth among 64 teams in the qualifying rounds. Most importantly, they came home with the Engineering Inspiration Award! This award automatically qualifies the team for the World Championship in Houston, Texas. This is now the third consecutive year, our high school robotics team will compete against top robotics teams from around the globe.

This year marks the second time Shark Attack received the Engineering Inspiration Award. It is the highest honor ever given to the WA robotics team in a regional competition. Most of all, this award is the only one that comes with a $5,000 grant from NASA.

In addition to team honors, team members received recognition and awards as well. First, event organizers selected Maddy Weissman to sing the National Anthem in the opening ceremonies. Then, FPL announced Sebastian Molina as a finalist for their robotics scholarship worth $20,000. Finally, FIRST judges named Jennae Katic as a Dean’s List Finalist, the highest award given to a robotics student.

Congratulations to Shark Attack for an amazing weekend!