The Marlbots Compete at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship
The team finished with a 5:4 record and won the Motivate Award!
UPDATE (4/24): At the conclusion of the tournament, the Marlbots finished with a 5:4 winning record. This placed them 24th out of 64 teams in their division. The team's power ranking, a metric that measures an individual robot's ability to score points, placed them 16th out of 64 teams in their division, and 30th out of 128 teams overall.
The team also won the Motivate Award, one of six awards presented by the judging panel. This award is given to the team that "exemplified the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through Team building, Team spirit and exhibited enthusiasm."
Congratulations to the team: Niki B. '18, Anna C. '17, Kendall C. '19, Roxy C. '19, Annemarie D. '18, Ava H. '17, Olivia H-R. '18, Emma K. '19, Sarah L. '18, Emma P. '18, and Amanda Y. '18.
Our very own Marlbots are in Houston competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship! Follow along throughout the three-day competition as they report back to campus on the ups and downs of going for FIRST:
Live stream link (Houston / Jemison Division):
FTC World Championship Houston info:
Instagram & Twitter - @marlbotsftc
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Today they set up their pit, presented in front of judges, and won their first match! The team will have eight more qualifying matches on Thursday and Friday (times approximate):
- #1 (Wed) WIN
- #29 (Thurs 8:58am) WIN
- #46 (Thurs 10:49am) loss
- #54 (Thurs 1:39pm) loss
- #80 (Thurs 4:28pm) loss
- #88 (Fri 8:00am) WIN
- #101 (Fri 9:24am) WIN
- #124 (Fri 1:52pm) WIN
- #134 (Fri 2:57pm) loss
"Winning was really amazing because it felt like all of my team's hard work paid off."
English 7 introduces students from a wide representation of elementary schools to Marlborough's expectations. Students write frequently, learning to express themselves, both formally and informally, in expository and creative assignments. Personal experience and literature are springboards for writing assignments, oral presentations, and seminar-like discussions. Readings often include The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and an extended unit on poetry.
This course builds upon the reading and writing skills from English 7. Students are asked to write with increasing precision and sophistication as they explore various literary genres and archetypes, familiarize themselves with poetic devices, and analyze modes of characterization. Major texts often include The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, House on Mango Street, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, and Genesis. More intensive grammar and vocabulary exercises support the enhanced demands placed on students' reading and writing.
English I is first and foremost a writing course, designed to prepare students for the type of writing they will do in the Upper School and beyond. The texts in the first semester are organized around the theme of "Finding One's Voice." Students are introduced to traditional components of rhetoric in crafting written and oral arguments. The year is spent practicing vivid and insightful ways to use these skills in literary analysis. Major texts often include The Joy Luck Club, Twelve Angry Men, Persepolis, The Catcher in the Rye, Macbeth, and a variety of short stories and poems.