Robotics Team Advances

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Rocky Point Middle School’s two robotics teams recently competed in the FIRST Long Island Qualifying Tournament in Smithtown and both qualified for the championship tournament in Longwood on March 4 based on their performance.

During the Smithtown event, the students competed against 27 other teams and captured the first three awards. 

The Robo Eagles won the Alliance Award for scoring the highest point total on the Robot Table as a pair in the Alliance Round and the prestigious Judges Award for its unique efforts, performance or dynamics. 

The Radical Robotix team was awarded the Project Research Award for “their diverse resources to formulate an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the problem they have identified.” This year’s competition theme is hydrodynamics. The research project chosen by the team is a “Desalination Aviation Life Vest.”

Congratulations to this year’s team members: 

Robo Eagles: Zach Accetta, Felicity Monaghan, Oskar Chorzepa, Leila Riedl, Alex Rosenberg, Marco Tanza and Misha Zaslavsky 

Radical Robotix: Jake Bazata,  Eve Hald, Maddy Knopfke, Sola Matsumoto, C.J. McMillen and Nick O’Shea.