Robotic Inventors Earn Praise

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Rocky Point Middle School’s Radical Robotix robotic team has taken on this year’s competition season with much success and most recently earned high honors at the Long Island Championships held at Longwood High School in March.

Going up against 40 of the best FIRST Lego League Robotics teams from across Long Island, Rocky Point’s Radical Robotix team won the prestigious "Innovative Solution Award" for their project design of a "Pet Rescue Door." This project design is one that would automatically open a door when triggered by a smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector. The team built a working prototype based on their inspiration from the tragic events of a local family who suffered the loss of a pet during a home fire.
In addition, the project was so well received and the students’ presentation was found to be exceptional that the judges also presented them with the "Global Innovation Award.” This award in essence nominates the team to submit their project for further recognition and for the chance to compete in the national competition held in Washington D.C.  

The district congratulates the following team members along with their coach Mark Moorman and assistant coach Dorothy Burns.

James Carmody
Oskar Chorzepa
Eve Hald
Madelyn Knopfke
Nick O'Shea
Leila Reidl
Marco Tanza
 Misha Zaslavsky
Sasha Zaslavsky