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Cavelero to host VEX Robotics Tournament Feb. 8


 


Eight robotics teams from Lake Stevens School District’s Cavelero Mid High School will have home field advantage as they host the “Cavelero Cup” VEX Robotics Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8. Forty-four teams from 12 schools and clubs around the state have signed up to participate in the event, which runs from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Community members are encouraged to attend and cheer on Cavelero’s teams. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for Li’l Hungry Hearts.

Winners of the Cavelero Cup will move on to the state tournament on March 2 at Cavelero. Two Cavelero teams have already qualified for the state tournament.

In total, more than 40 Cavelero students have dedicated two afternoons each week to the C-Bots Robotics Club. Last school year, a team from Cavelero competed in the world championships. Many teams find time to meet before school and during lunch breaks.

“Our teams have worked to design, build, program and execute their game strategies,” said Jeff Lynass, a Cavelero teacher and club advisor. “They have to problem-solve, manage their stress and work together to move up the ranks.”

In addition to Lynass, the club is coached by teachers Will Fredin and Michael McGrath. Volunteers from Electroimpact, a local aerospace automation company, also advised club members in building and programming. Members of Cavelero’s Engineering Advisory Board will also help with the upcoming tournament.

For more information about the event, visit http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/re-vrc-14-1097.html. 

 

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