School Robotics Team Advances to State Tournament!

Posted on March 9, 2021 by Published by

Congratulations to Our Lady of the Wayside’s 7th grade girls’ Robotics Team – the Coding Cats – for advancing to to the State Tournament!!!

The CodingCats team did well in each category: robot runs, innovation project, robot design, and core values. They also won the “Core Values – Finalist” award. Closing ceremonies will be April 24 and they will submit their tournament videos in late March or April. The CodingCats Team: Claire Bauer, Maggie Berwick, Erin Lynch, Megan Newell, Katie Strzyzynki, Grace Trunnell, and Annie Utech.

The 6th grade co-ed team – The Wild Gears – won the “Rising Stars” award (which basically is 1st place for rookie teams). This is the same award the CodingCats won last year as a rookie team. The Wild Gears Team: Sean Allen, Ian Bauer, Matthew Hervas, Elizabeth Schermerhorn, and Anna Stuber.

 We have two other Robotics teams:

MechaniCats – 8th grade co-ed team: Billy Allen, Michael Bauer, Avery Brooks, Leah Collins, Marco Hervas, Charlie Hoeper, Lucy Jochaniewicz, and Ainslie McKenna.

 WildGears – 7th grade boys’ team: Jake Bondy, Luke Brommelsiek, Nicholas Nicholadis, Ben Stuber.

Thank you to our teacher moderators, Ms. Laura Messina and Ms. Sarah Gardner; adult mentors Rich Hall, Bill Allen, Bill Bondy, Mike Lynch and Jim Stuber; high school student mentors (all OLW graduates and past Robotics Team members) Jimmy Hall, Amelia McKenna, Mary Newell and Matthew Onischuk

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