2018-2019 Season: Issue 8
World Championship Edition
Eleven teams from TUSD Robotics earned the opportunity to compete against the best of the best at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championships. The trip to Louisville, Kentucky was jammed packed with activities such as the Girl Powered Event sponsored by Google as well as long days of highly competitive matches and awards ceremonies. In the end, TUSD Robotics walked away with a few new World Championship titles to add to our collection, but the experience gained by all students and coaches is priceless.
A special ceremony was held to award the VEX Online Challenge winners which included Beckman High School student Devin Ho for winning the CAD Engineering Challenge as well as the rest of his team members for earning a 3rd place for their Girl Powered Challenge. The all-girls middle school team from Orchard Hills School won the very prestigious Design Award for their incredible documentation of the engineering design process in their notebooks and exceptional interviewing abilities. Tustin Memorial Academy was a first-time attendee sending two teams to the World Championships and earned the Innovate Award for the most "innovative" design feature on their robot. Foothill High School Knight Time Bots dominated their divisions once again on the field, with Team X making it to the semi-finals and Team A winning their entire division of 100 teams. In the end, Team A lost in a series of matches between the six division champions that took place on the main stage of Freedom Hall in the Kentucky Expo Center with the new high school world championship title going to an alliance of teams from China and New Jersey. Congratulations to all eleven TUSD Robotics teams and their coaches for making it as far as you can go during the 2018-2019 VEX Robotics Competition Season!