Strong Start for MMS Robotics
MMS Robotics News Release
The 2014-2015 VEX IQ Robotics season has begun successfully with two regular season tournaments for Molokai Middle School (MMS) Robotics.
The first tournament was the 2014 VIV aio Maui Fair VEX IQ Tournament held on Oct. 4 at Baldwin High. Ten teams from Maui County competed in the VEX IQ division, including both 434M and 434K teams from Molokai. Team 434M Menehune Farmers won the Team Excellence Award and Trophy and qualified for states. Team 434M members were Kaitlin DeRouin, Kodie Place, and Makani Davis.
The second tournament was the 2014 aio Hawaii VEX IQ Qualifying Tournament on Nov. 8 at Pearl City High. Thirty teams entered the event, all of whom were from Oahu with the exception of the two Molokai teams. This time, Team 434K Kalo Farmers won the Design Award and Trophy, as well as third place for Teamwork Champions, qualifying them also for states. Team 434K members were Evelyn Haase, Peter Keliihoomalu, and Kaimana Paleka.
Both teams 434M and 434K have already been invited to the 2014 aio HCES Pearlridge Hawaii State VEX IQ Championship to be held in February, 2015 at Pearlridge Center. The top six teams from States will represent Hawaii at the 2015 VEX IQ Challenge World Championship to be held in April, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.