Students and community members turned out early in the morning to send off LHS Robotics Team 598A to the 2016 WORLDS High School Robotics Championship in true REDBIRD fashion! Led by a police escort, the team left LHS as the band played the fight song and their classmates cheered them on. The caravan then traveled through downtown Loudonville accompanied by the Loudonville Fire Department and passed by both elementary schools where they were greeted by banners, cheers and wishes of good luck from the younger students.
Team 598A - Coleton, Max, Joshua and Tristan - have spent many hours this school year using their math, engineering and programming skills to build the first ever competition robot at Loudonville High School. And, their hard work paid off!
At the WORLDS Championship, the LHS team competed in the "Nothing But Net" competition against over 500 of the best high school robotics teams from the United States and around the world. Foreign competitors represented Bahrain, British Columbia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, The Phillipines, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, Syria, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.
The team was advised by science teacher Josh Miller.
Pictures of the sendoff follow.