Highland robotics team to head to international competition


The best Middle and High School Vex Robotics teams from across the state of Ohio convened in Marion on March 9-11 to compete and find out who would get the distinction of being the top teams and advance to the next level. Two teams from Highland earned that honor and will travel to Louisville Kentucky on April 19-22 for the Vex Worlds competition where they will compete with, and against, teams from several countries around the world. Of the 37 teams that competed in the Middle School division at the State competition only five teams advanced to the Worlds competition and one of those teams was 6390-D from Highland Middle School. They earned that right by winning the State Engineering Design Award. The team consists of Tyler Disbennett, Savannah Fitzpatrick, Adrienne Porter, Annabelle Zerby, and Ashley Huffine. The Engineering Design Award is presented to the team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process. They show this through the use of their Engineering Notebook with complete documents of the team’s design process. The team must also be able to explain their design and strategy throughout the robotics season during an interview. They also must demonstrate time management, teamwork, and professionalism. From the High School division, is the Highland High School team of 6978-A. They also earn the right to advance by winning their divisions State Engineering Design Award. That team consists of Andy Cooley, Sarah Cooley, and Hannah Cecil. This team will be making history by being the first High School team from Highland to advance to the Worlds competition since the inception of the program at the high school three years ago. The coaches, Shawn Wilhelm from the high school and Tom Gildersleeve of the middle school commend the teams for their achievement and feel they are well deserving of it. The teams have worked hard all season despite having busy academic and athletic schedules. Both teams are two-time State Qualifiers and have won numerous awards. They should be good ambassadors of Highland and the state of Ohio. To help raise funds for the trip, the teams will be hosting a pancake breakfast on April 8 from 8AM till 11AM at the Middle School. The community is invited to come and meet the teams and see what they have been working on all year as well as get a good breakfast.


The best Middle and High School Vex Robotics teams from across the state of Ohio convened in Marion on March 9-11 to compete and find out who would get the distinction of being the top teams and advance to the next level. Two teams from Highland earned that honor and will travel to Louisville Kentucky on April 19-22 for the Vex Worlds competition where they will compete with, and against, teams from several countries around the world.

Of the 37 teams that competed in the Middle School division at the State competition only five teams advanced to the Worlds competition and one of those teams was 6390-D from Highland Middle School. They earned that right by winning the State Engineering Design Award. The team consists of Tyler Disbennett, Savannah Fitzpatrick, Adrienne Porter, Annabelle Zerby, and Ashley Huffine.

The Engineering Design Award is presented to the team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process. They show this through the use of their Engineering Notebook with complete documents of the team’s design process. The team must also be able to explain their design and strategy throughout the robotics season during an interview. They also must demonstrate time management, teamwork, and professionalism.

From the High School division, is the Highland High School team of 6978-A. They also earn the right to advance by winning their divisions State Engineering Design Award. That team consists of Andy Cooley, Sarah Cooley, and Hannah Cecil. This team will be making history by being the first High School team from Highland to advance to the Worlds competition since the inception of the program at the high school three years ago.

The coaches, Shawn Wilhelm from the high school and Tom Gildersleeve of the middle school commend the teams for their achievement and feel they are well deserving of it. The teams have worked hard all season despite having busy academic and athletic schedules. Both teams are two-time State Qualifiers and have won numerous awards. They should be good ambassadors of Highland and the state of Ohio.

To help raise funds for the trip, the teams will be hosting a pancake breakfast on April 8 from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Middle School. The community is invited to come and meet the teams and see what they have been working on all year as well as get a good breakfast.

The best Middle and High School Vex Robotics teams from across the state of Ohio convened in Marion on March 9-11 to compete and find out who would get the distinction of being the top teams and advance to the next level. Two teams from Highland earned that honor and will travel to Louisville Kentucky on April 19-22 for the Vex Worlds competition where they will compete with, and against, teams from several countries around the world.

Of the 37 teams that competed in the Middle School division at the State competition only five teams advanced to the Worlds competition and one of those teams was 6390-D from Highland Middle School. They earned that right by winning the State Engineering Design Award. The team consists of Tyler Disbennett, Savannah Fitzpatrick, Adrienne Porter, Annabelle Zerby, and Ashley Huffine.

The Engineering Design Award is presented to the team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process. They show this through the use of their Engineering Notebook with complete documents of the team’s design process. The team must also be able to explain their design and strategy throughout the robotics season during an interview. They also must demonstrate time management, teamwork, and professionalism.

From the High School division, is the Highland High School team of 6978-A. They also earn the right to advance by winning their divisions State Engineering Design Award. That team consists of Andy Cooley, Sarah Cooley, and Hannah Cecil. This team will be making history by being the first High School team from Highland to advance to the Worlds competition since the inception of the program at the high school three years ago.

The coaches, Shawn Wilhelm from the high school and Tom Gildersleeve of the middle school commend the teams for their achievement and feel they are well deserving of it. The teams have worked hard all season despite having busy academic and athletic schedules. Both teams are two-time State Qualifiers and have won numerous awards. They should be good ambassadors of Highland and the state of Ohio.

To help raise funds for the trip, the teams will be hosting a pancake breakfast on April 8 from 8AM till 11AM at the Middle School. The community is invited to come and meet the teams and see what they have been working on all year as well as get a good breakfast.

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/03/web1_20170316_141500.jpgThe best Middle and High School Vex Robotics teams from across the state of Ohio convened in Marion on March 9-11 to compete and find out who would get the distinction of being the top teams and advance to the next level. Two teams from Highland earned that honor and will travel to Louisville Kentucky on April 19-22 for the Vex Worlds competition where they will compete with, and against, teams from several countries around the world.

Of the 37 teams that competed in the Middle School division at the State competition only five teams advanced to the Worlds competition and one of those teams was 6390-D from Highland Middle School. They earned that right by winning the State Engineering Design Award. The team consists of Tyler Disbennett, Savannah Fitzpatrick, Adrienne Porter, Annabelle Zerby, and Ashley Huffine.

The Engineering Design Award is presented to the team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process. They show this through the use of their Engineering Notebook with complete documents of the team’s design process. The team must also be able to explain their design and strategy throughout the robotics season during an interview. They also must demonstrate time management, teamwork, and professionalism.

From the High School division, is the Highland High School team of 6978-A. They also earn the right to advance by winning their divisions State Engineering Design Award. That team consists of Andy Cooley, Sarah Cooley, and Hannah Cecil. This team will be making history by being the first High School team from Highland to advance to the Worlds competition since the inception of the program at the high school three years ago.

The coaches, Shawn Wilhelm from the high school and Tom Gildersleeve of the middle school commend the teams for their achievement and feel they are well deserving of it. The teams have worked hard all season despite having busy academic and athletic schedules. Both teams are two-time State Qualifiers and have won numerous awards. They should be good ambassadors of Highland and the state of Ohio.

To help raise funds for the trip, the teams will be hosting a pancake breakfast on April 8 from 8AM till 11AM at the Middle School. The community is invited to come and meet the teams and see what they have been working on all year as well as get a good breakfast.