Marlbots Win Overall Robot Game at FTC Robotics LA Regional Championship Tournament
Team is also named Captain of the winning alliance. Said Coach Andy Witman, "Through it all, I couldn't be prouder of the way our students worked together as a team, stayed calm, and displayed incredible skill in driving and maintaining the robot."
After a day full of successes, failures, and a bit of luck, the Marlbots were the overall game winners at Saturday's FTC Robotics LA Regional Championship Tournament. They qualified as the number one seed with a perfect 5/5 record and had two incredible come-from-behind victories in the semifinal and final rounds. There was the smallest margin of error with some very, very close matches. Said Coach Andy Witman, "Through it all, I couldn't be prouder of the way our students worked together as a team, stayed calm, and displayed incredible skill in driving and maintaining the robot." The Marlbots will advance to compete against the top 72 teams in the 13 Westernmost States at their Super Regional Tournament in Tacoma, Washington on March 10-12th.
Thirteen students will attend an Ivy League or Stanford and 18 students will continue their education at California colleges and universities.
This is the second year in a row that Isabel has won her grade level contest.
"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.