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Maumee Valley Country Day School Announces Strong Finish for the Robotics Team in Fargo ND Competition

Posted Dec 12th, 2016 by Melissa E. Kuhl  Category: Community Interest, Education, General Interests

 

The MVhawksRobotics team traveled to Fargo, ND, for the regional BESTRobotics competition last weekend and attained their strongest finish yet. This is the 3rd time the MVCDS team attended the regionals in their four years of existence. Team mentors Phil Paskvan and Kevin Tolles, took 31 of the 33 member team to the competition over a four day period. 

While the flashiest part of the competition involves robots, the lion's share of work covers the marketing of the robot, a tradeshow booth, a school spirit component, and an engineering notebook that serves as documentation of the entire season's science and engineering processes. The notebook alone is worth 30% of the total score!

The scoring of this year's Robot challenge was a satisfying 12th place out of 35 teams. This was MVCDS's first time making it to the semifinals in Fargo. The team also picked up 2nd place for most photogenic robot and 3rd place for the team mascot.

The team went to Fargo on a 3rd place spot in the local FalconBEST robotics competition held in Bowling Green, OH. This was a big deal for the team because the composite scoring of the entire team earned the spot, not just the robot challenge. It was a true group effort.

Maumee Valley Country Day School, 1715 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, Ohio offers education to children from preschool through grade twelve.  Their mission is to enable students to become enlightened, compassionate and contributing citizens of our global community, while preparing graduates for their best opportunities in higher education.  The school attracts motivated, able students who have a range of academic interests and diverse backgrounds.  Its challenging curriculum, student-centered school life and supportive community inspire and equip them for a lifetime of learning.

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