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NSCS Lynn Robotics Team Wins Again!

LYNN, MA — On Saturday February 1st, North Shore Christian School’s Lynn Robotics Club students competed in their third Southern New England VEX IQ Robotics tournament, hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The middle school Steam Punks Team brought home the victory, competing against 22 other middle and elementary schools to win both the Teamwork Champion Award and the Robot Skills Champion Award. The team scored 107 and 114 points respectively, achieving record-breaking totals for their region.

The Competition consists of seven match play events during which teams must use their Steam Punksrobots to complete specific tasks within one minute. Ten teams are paired together to battle it out in the Final rounds, one of which was the Steam Punks Team. During the Finals, the Steam Punks, with their partner team from Hopkinton, were the last team to compete and had to top a record-breaking score in order to claim the Teamwork Champion Award. The Steam Punks also earned the number 1 spot in the VEX IQ Southern New England Skills rankings.  The team consists of seventh-grader Matthew Chatterton of Lynn, and eighth graders, Sebastiano Dimodica of Saugus, Matias W’Gebriel of Saugus, and McLaren Cook of Wenham.

NSCS’s elementary school team, The Bros, were awarded their second Judge’s Award this season, which is a special commendation for exemplary effort and perseverance in the face of unexpected setbacks during the event and for design and programming that exemplifies the future of Engineering and Robotics. The Bros have earned the number one skills ranking among the elementary schools teams in the Southern New England region.

The BrosThe Bros consists of fourth graders Nicholas Saia of Saugus, Ralph Gerber of Peabody, Gabriel Barbosa of Lynn, and fifth grader, Brendon Sharwood of Saugus.

Both the Steam Punks and the Bros scored skills points for programming their robots to operate via remote control and autonomously, a complicated programming feat for students new to this arena.

Coach David Cook notes “It’s amazing how the kids’ love of math and science blossoms when they get to apply it in the real world. It’s particularly powerful for students who Robotics Awardstruggle with these subjects in school to see for themselves how much they can achieve.”

All three of North Shore Christian Schools Robotics teams have qualified to advance to the Massachusetts/Rhode Island State Finals in Worcester on February 29th.  Winners of the state finals proceed to the World Competition in Louisville, Kentucky, in April.

For more information, contact Patti Cook, 781-599-2040

Rooted in historical evangelical Christian faith, North Shore Christian School, in concert with family and church, seeks to be a community that provides challenging elementary and secondary education. Through academic and biblical instruction, we strive to nurture each student’s learning and thinking, and equip them to serve God within their local communities and around the world. North Shore Christian School has campuses in Beverly, Lynn and Hamilton.

Brobots competing with robot

Congratulations to the NSCS Robotics Team!

Saturday, December 7th the NSCS Robotics Team competed in their 1st Robotics Tournament against 34 other teams from New England.

Our team consisted of an elementary team representing themselves as the Brobots, the 6th & 7th graders dubbed Code Breakers and the 8th graders also known as the Steam Punks.

Take a peek at their ranking!

Brobots Robotics TeamElementary team (Brobots)
Combined Teams: 11th place and qualified for Tournament Finals – Placed 5th overall in Finals
Combined Skills: 5th Place
Autonomous: 1st Place

 

 

 

 

Code Breakers Robotics Team6 & 7th Graders (Code Breakers)
Combined Teams: 23rd Place
Combined Skills: 4th Place
Autonomous: Did not compete

 

 

 

Steam Punks Robotics Team8th graders (Steam Punks
Combined Teams: 14th Place
Combined Skills: 8th Place
Autonomous: Did not compete

 

 

Note that although our teams are broken up by grade, there was only one competition (with 34 entrants) and all grades competed in together.

Thank you to Mr. Cook for his leadership in implementing the Robotics Program at NSCS and giving our students this unique learning opportunity. The next competition is January 19th. Stay tuned for more greatness…