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Teams from across district compete in robotics tournament

Student participating in robotics tournament(4/20/24) Last Saturday, the halls of Oak View Middle School buzzed with excitement as budding engineers and programmers showcased their talents at the annual middle school robotics tournament. The event drew participants from all six middle schools, each eager to demonstrate their weeks of dedication and innovation.

According to one of the coordinators, the tournament continues to be an awesome event that highlights the remarkable abilities of the district's middle school students.

“I spoke with quite a few parents and coaches during the tournament who really enjoyed seeing what the students could achieve through teamwork,” said Jamie Law, Community Schools Coordinator at Northdale Middle School.

Indeed, the atmosphere was electric as teams competed head-to-head, their robots maneuvering through challenges and obstacles with precision and agility. Preparation for the tournament included countless hours of designing, building, coding and strategizing.

For the students, the tournament was more than just a chance to showcase their technical skills, they also gained invaluable experience in problem-solving, teamwork, and perseverance, skills that will serve them well long after the final buzzer sounded.

View photos from the tournament


Robot Performance:
1st Place: My Favorite Team, Oak View #2
2nd Place: Squeeky Ducks, Coon Rapids MS
3rd Place: Desert Walkers, Northdale MS #3

Referee’s Award:
Cool Beans, Northdale MS #2

Core Values:
1st Place: Jurassic Frogs, Oak View #1
2nd Place: Desert Walkers, Northdale #3

1st Place: Cool Beans, Northdale #2
2nd Place: No Name, Jackson MS

Robot Design:
1st Place: My Favorite Team, Oak View #2
2nd Place: Squeeky Ducks, Coon Rapids MS

Rising All-Star
Royal Reprogrammers, Roosevelt MS

Engineering Excellence
AnokaNuts, Anoka MS

Persistence Award
Robot Dragons, Northdale #1