5 Trophies and 3 State Titles for Robotics
Molokai Robotics League News Release
The Molokai VEX IQ Robotics League is proud to announce that three state titles now belong to Molokai from the 2018 Hawaii State VEX IQ Championships held on Jan. 14 at Kamehameha Kapalama. The event featured 96 teams from Hawaii with 48 teams in each division.
In the Elementary Division, Kualapu`u’s Comets C brought home the First Place State Tournament Champion Trophy, while in the Middle School Division Molokai Middle’s Team Menehune brought home the First Place State Tournament Champion Trophy, along with Team Kalo that brought home the Second Place State Tournament Champion Trophy.
In the Elementary Division, Kualapu`u’s Comets C paired with the Green Tigers of Manoa Elementary for first place in the Finals Matches with 206 points. They were followed by sister teams Kualapu`u’s Comets B in fourth place with 198 points, Kaunakakai’s Molokai Hammahz in seventh place with 165, and Kualapu`u’s Comets A in eighth place with 153 points. Molokai had four teams in the Elementary Division Finals Matches in 2018, the highest to date. In addition, Kaunakakai’s Molokai Hammahz also brought home the Judges Award Trophy, their first State Title in Molokai Robotics. Molokai brings home two trophies, as well as the Tournament Champion Title, in the Elementary Division. Kualapu`u’s Comets C moves on to the 2018 VEX Worlds. To support them, please go to gofundme.com/
In the Middle School Division, Team Menehune paired with Lancers B of Sacred Hearts for first place in the Finals Matches with 247 points, while sister Team Kalo paired with Lancers A of Sacred Hearts for second place with 214 points. In addition, Voyagers A of Aka`ula brought home the Inspire Award Trophy, their first State Title on their first trip to States. Molokai brings home three trophies, as well as First Place and Second Place Tournament Champion Titles, in the Middle School Division. Teams Menehune and Kalo move on to the 2018 VEX Worlds. To support them please go to gofundme.com/2018team434 .
The Molokai VEX IQ League thanks and recognizes its sponsors including Par Hawaii, Matson, and Molokai Island Foundation as well as Molokai Middle School, the MMS STEM Program, the MMS STEM Robotics Program, and Teams 434 Kalo Farmers, Menehune Farmers, Na`iwa Warriors, and Pala`au Fishermen.
Teams 434 also thanks and recognizes its sponsors including the Maui Economic Development Board, Maui County Farm Bureau, Maui Family and Friends of Agriculture, Kina`ole Foundation, American Savings Bank, Mycogen/DOW Agrosciences, Half Moon Ventures, and Goodfellow Bros. Inc.