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.
"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.