The Knights Engineering Robotics Team (17657 in FIRST Tech Challenge) recently competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge League Championships at Highland Park High School.
“I’m really proud of our students for sticking together and putting their engineering might out on the floor,” said Mr. John Rossi, physical sciences teacher and engineering club moderator. “There were many teams who began in the same position as us as a rookie competitor, but did not finish the season with an entry in the league championship. Our young men and women are resilient.”
Carlos Bindert provides the following play-by-play via Twitter.
10:30 - Drivers, Referres and Captains (that's me!) all attend a "Driver's Meeting" where specific rules were reinforced and schedules were handed out. Each team competes in 6 qualification matches, with 33 in total. All teams passed inspection! pic.twitter.com/7gjSPoHsiy— Carlos Bindert (@CarlosBindert) February 9, 2020
2:15- our last match of the day, and we won! It was close, but a great parking job by soph. Natasha DeRose secured extra points in the final seconds! Shoutout to @JPaolelli_ICCP for coming to help as a volunteer for the second half of the day. pic.twitter.com/T1kFgZgieh— Carlos Bindert (@CarlosBindert) February 10, 2020
Posts from the Engineering Instagram’s account also showcases the smiling faces and big minds of IC Catholic Prep students.