Butterflybotics Wins the Excellence Award at the North Shore Vex IQ Tournament!

After a super, phenomenal week last week at the Lance Tournament, the team made the top 10 for the finals and came home with the Excellence Award from the North Shore Vex IQ Tournament this weekend!

“The Excellence Award is the highest award presented in the VEX IQ Challenge. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX IQ robotics program. This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork. This team is committed to quality in everything that they do and is a strong contender in numerous award categories. This team or program deserves to be recognized for building a quality robotics program. 
So proud of Gwen, Mauliola, & Tyler! Way to go!

Mahalo to Coach Harold (Mauliola’s Dad) for all his hard work!
Onto the next tournament – Schools for the Future Vex IQ Challenge at the Convention Center next Friday!”

Mahalo to Coach Harold for being an awesome coach and teaching the girls so many things about building and driving robots!

Aunty Rhonda, Aunty Tammy, Grandma Lola for being the Butterflybotic Cheering Team!

Uncle Matt for being an awesome Pit Parent!

Onto the next tournament!

The Butterflies full steam ahead with girl power!

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Team Butterflybotics – Teamwork Challenge Champions! They did it!

Congratulations to 146H Butterflybotics! They received the “Teamwork Challenge Champions” and received the “Think Award” at the Lancer Vex IQ Challenge held at Sacred Hearts this weekend!

The “Teamwork Challenge Champions Award” is presented to the two team alliance that earned the highest score in the Teamwork Challenge. Team Butterflybotics had the highest score out of 38 elementary and middle school teams!

This was a huge milestone for the team. It was the first “Teamwork Challenge Champions Award” in the school’s 5 seasons with the VEX IQ robotics program and the win qualified them for the State Championship in January 2018 too.

The “Think Award” is presented to a team that has developed and effectively used quality programs as part of their strategy to solve the game challenge.The team members were able to explain their programming process from strategy to syntax to the Judges.

They are a shining example of perseverance and hard work. At the start of the season, this team of four girls ages 8 and 9 beginning their second year of robotics, found themselves without 8 older veteran members of the robotics team.

With a positive mindset, hours of practice, learning how to program, build, and drive robots in 5 months, they reached the ultimate goal this weekend at their second tournament of the season.

It is only the start of the season for the team. They have 5 more tournaments to go!

Their next goal? Qualifying for the World Championships!

They are off to a great start!

Congratulations! Butterflybotics soars with girl power! We are so proud of you! They are awesome HSFG Ambassadors and for girls everywhere!

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