Congratulations to the Upper School Botball Team for finishing 5th in the world at the Global Conference on Educational Robotics at the International Botball Tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fifty-six teams from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East participated in the four day event held at the Hawaii Convention Center from July 18 - July 22, 2012.
After finishing 6th during the seeding rounds and being only one of 16 undefeated teams going into Sunday's finals, the team finished 5th in head-to-head competition. Awards and accolades won by the ESD team include:
• Trophy for fifth place overall
• Trophy for Outstanding Onsite Presentation
• Certificate for Judge's Choice Award: Most Promising Design
• Certificate for being a finalist
ESD students participating were Renner Brown '15, Paul Cahoon '15, Alexander Eggers '15, Jared Eichner '15, Armand Fernandez-Pierre '14, and Roger Wong '15. They are coached by Deb Goudy and Cameron Christensen. Armand and Paul sang the National Anthem to open the awards ceremony.
For more information about the contest and conference, visit http://www.botball.org/gcer.
Congratulations, team, on a job very well done.