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Not Vexed at VEX Tournament

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By Michael Onofrio
 
This weekend the Molokai High School VEX Robotics Team was pleased to be part of the third annual Maui County VEX Regional Robotics Competition. This year’s theme was “Round-Up”.

VEX Round Up is played on a 12 by 12 inch square. Molokai was represented by two teams, which competed in matches consisting of a 20-second autonomous period, followed by two minutes of driver-controlled play.

The competition was held at the Baldwin High School gym on Saturday, Oct. 2. Out of 24 teams from 13 schools, MHS ranked 6th (8th) and 21st (19th) place. Unfortunately, we had to leave before the final round to catch the ferry back to Molokai.

It was a great experience competing and we made a lot of new friends in the process. Thank you to our Chaperones and Coaches for making this a great opportunity.

From Coach Rodney Nelson

The Molokai High School Vex Team did very well for their first outing. They competed well and learned a lot of useful information that they will implement during their next competition. By the end of the competition, many of them had already come up with new robot ideas and ways to better their robot.

Along with the actual competition, they were able to meet with the Baldwin High School team and work alongside them for two days to gain experience and new knowledge. I believe the team represented themselves well in the competition and Molokai should be proud of our youth.

I would also like to thank the parents of the MHS Vex Robotics Team for their continued support.

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