They were middle school teams Phoenix, Scooby 9001, and Trial and Error, and high
school teams Alpha Squad and Delta Squad. (See team members below.) High school team
Delta Squad was the only undefeated team in the qualifying rounds and Alpha Squad had a
respectable 4-1 record. Middle school team Scooby 9001 went 4-1, Trial and Error went 3-2 and
Phoenix went 2-3 in qualifications. Unfortunately the high school teams were defeated in the
first elimination round but the middle school teams advanced all the way to the semi-finals
before being defeated.
In Robotics, besides the Tournament Champion Award given to the first place alliance, teams
compete for several other coveted trophies, and while Hillsboro didn’t bring home a
championship trophy, the teams did win three awards. Alpha Squad won the Skills competition.
The Robot Skills Champions Award is presented to the team with the highest combined
Programming Skills and Driving Skills scores at the event.
The Excellence Award is given to the overall top team. It is the highest honor given out in the
VEX Robotics Competition. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall
excellence in creating a high quality VEX robotics program. This team excels in many areas and
is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work, and teamwork. As a strong contender in
numerous award categories, this team deserves to be recognized for building a quality robotics
program and a “team” committed to quality in everything that they do. Alpha Squad won this
award as well, earning them the right to compete at the state competition in March.
The Design Award is presented to a team that demonstrates an organized and professional
approach to the design process, project management, time management and team
organization. The team’s engineering notebook is a clear, complete documentation of the
team’s design process. The winning team is able to describe how the students implemented an
efficient and productive design process to accomplish the project goals. Middle School team
Surge won the Design Award and will also compete in the state competition.
The teams travel to Milford on Saturday, February 10th, for their next competition.
Phoenix - Jacob, Charlie, Aiden, Katy
Surge - Sara, Eden, Abi
Scooby 9001 - Kyah, Terra, Trinity, Sammi
Trial and Error - Teagan, Will, Evan
Alpha Squad - Emma, Jack, Blake, Colton
Delta Squad - 45133D - Gabe, Hayden, Owen