MSHS Robotics Students Qualify for State Competition
Mount Si High School robotics students recently participated in the FIRST Washington (www.firstwa.org) Tesla League Championship on December 16 at Amazon headquarters in Seattle. Two of three MSHS teams – Cataclysm and Trinity – finished in the top 10 and reached the semi-finals, out of 28 teams total competing in this FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition.
In addition, Team Trinity won the Connect Award and is advancing to the State Championship on February 10. Qualification to state finals is based on multiple factors including: robot performance, engineering work, community service, outreach efforts, and students’ abilities to work as a team and form alliances.
Also, Mount Si junior Calvin Sprouse, who is part of Team SiBorgs, received individual recognition as one of the eight students named as Dean’s List Semi-finalists. He will also advance to the state event for a chance to be the Washington State Finalist and an opportunity to participate at the Worlds Championship in Houston.
Mount Si High School’s Robotic Club has been competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics program for the past six years. Interested MSHS students should contact Computer Science and Robotics teacher Kyle Warren, for more information.
Mount Si Robotics Club students, from Teams SiBorgs, Cataclysm and Trinity, pose with
Computer Science and Robotics teacher Kyle Warren, at the Tesla League Championship.
Mount Si students who qualified for the State Robotics Competition include: from Team Trinity,
juniors Manjesh Puram and Hari Rathnam, (and sophomore Zain Khaki not pictured);
and junior Calvin Sprouse who was a Dean’s List Semi-finalist. Congratulations Wildcats!