Robot warriors: SNS's pole-scaling robot earns middle school BEST

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:32 AM.

“It was kind of reckless putting it on the pole,” said Stroop.

But though the competition was fierce, the middle school secured a win in Middle School BEST. They also won first in the video competition, which is a part of the competition for the first year ever.

All 133 SNS students were significant parts of the win, with the school receiving points for marketing, design, engineering notebook, and spirit and sportsmanship.

The sixth graders were mostly spirit and sportsmanship, and were responsible for passing out bracelets with the project motto “May the centrifugal force be with you” and good-luck tokens to the other schools. 

A few seventh graders were very involved in the project, with seventh grader Stroop as a driver and seventh grader Jasmine Sumpter producing all of the CAD drawings.

All of this year’s seventh grade students will be fully involved in the competition next year, and eighth grader Curran Casey says they have a lot to look forward to.

“We were really, really excited,” Casey said of finally becoming fully involved in the project.

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