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Kudos To Our 2018-2019 Robotics Team & the Coaches, Mr. Cook & Dr. Nizzi!

Here are some highlights.
At the end of 67 rounds of qualification, all three of our robots were in the top 15 of the 40 robots present (24 high schools, 10 middle schools, and 6 independent teams).

In the playoff bracket at the end of the tournament, all three of our teams made it to the quarter-finals, and two made it to the semi-finals. Both lost to the #1 and #2 seed respectively. No other middle school team made it into the playoffs, much less into the semi-finals!!
In the end, the team brought home 3 award:

AMS Robotics Team “X,” our top team, was awarded the Excellence Award.

The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX Robotics Competition. This award is presented to a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX Robotics program. This team is a strong contender in numerous award categories. Key criteria: • Design Award ranking • Tournament Qualification Matches ranking • Robot Skills Challenge ranking • Other Judged Award rankings • High quality VEX robotics program

AMS Robotics Team “Y,” our 7th grade team, was awarded the Design Award.
The Design Award is presented to a team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process, project and time management and team organization. Key criteria: • Engineering Notebook is a clear, complete document of the team’s design process • Team is able to explain their design and strategy throughout the season • Team demonstrates personnel, time and resource management through the season • Teamwork, interview quality, and team professionalism.

AMS Robotics Team “Z,” our 6th grade team, was awarded the Sportsmanship Award.
The Sportsmanship Award is presented to a team that has earned the respect and admiration of the volunteers and other teams at the event. VEX Worlds uses ballots for this award. Key criteria: • Team is courteous, helpful, and respectful to everyone at the event, on and off the field • Team treats others on the playing field in the spirit of friendly competition and cooperation • Team demonstrates respect and willingness to help event staff, other teams and spectators • Team demonstrates excitement and enthusiasm throughout the event