Last Saturday, February 8th, our three FTC teams hosted and competed at the Philadelphia Qualifier. Along with our FTC members, our FRC and Business members were also seen in the gym volunteering.
Both Gold and Crimson qualified for the semifinals, and were in an alliance together. By a small margin, they didn’t advance to the finals to face off against Wrench Toast’s alliance. Wrench Toast were their alliance’s captain, and they won the final matches, allowing them to become one of the teams advancing to States.
Aside from the matches, our teams also had success in the Awards Department. Gold won the Design Award for their robot’s functional, efficient, and aesthetic design. Wrench Toast was nominated for the Control Award, and the Design Award, coming second place for both categories. They won the Collins Aerospace Innovate Award for their innovative and well documented robot design. Wrench Toast’s two Dean’s List nominees are now Semi-Finalists. Congratulations to Maria Calderon and Finn Brenner!
On Saturday, November 16, our team had a Flapjack Fundraiser! From 8 to 10AM, Robolancer volunteers took over Applebee’s on Aramingo Ave and served unlimited pancakes, sausages, and drinks to our guests. Everyone had a great time!
In addition to serving food, we also had a raffle. At 9:45, we drew a ticket and announced our winner. Congratulations to our FTC Coach, Sabrina, for winning the raffle!
Sadly, our Flapjack Fundraiser was the last day for our Business Coach, Ms. Coutts. We would like to thank her for all of her mentorship and assistance to the Robolancers. This event, and many others, could not have run so well without her. We will miss you! -Angelina Tjia
Ramp Riot was a learning experience for everyone. It was a great way to scout the other teams and improve our game strategy. Our drivers had a difficult time adjusting to the stressful environment, but with the help of our mentors and coaches they learned the ins and outs and performed well. Being a human player was a great way for me to participate in the matches and understand the rules of the game. Working with an alliance was a challenging experience, and although it hurt us in the end, it was a positive experience that taught to recognize the intentions of others.