|Robotics competes at Northwest Maryland VEX Robotics Competition; two teams invited to Maryland State Championships|
Five Calvert Hall Robotics teams, under the direction of Mrs. Renie Brown and Mr. Steve Borror, competed in the Northwest Maryland VEX Robotics Competition at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster, MD on October 26, 2013 and all five made it to the final bracket of eight alliances.
The team of junior Chris Iler and seniors Danny Kumpf and Nathan Wyand earned the Excellence Award, the highest award presented in a VEX Competition, to the team "that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX robotics program, excelling in many areas as 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 robot and a team committed to quality in everything that they do." The team also won the Driver Skills Challenge Award.
The team of freshmen Casey Borror, Jake Cassell, Nick Nemphos and Nick Townsley earned the Design Award which is "presented to a team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process, project and time management and team organization."
Both teams have been invited to compete in the Maryland State Robotics Championships in March 2014.