Five DCSS Elementary Robotics Teams Invited to Super Regionals

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Elementary School robotics students from the Dougherty County School System scored high enough at the Albany Regional Tournament to earn bids to the super regional tournament.

Students competed against elementary and middle school teams from 4 counties in robot design, robot performance, a challenge project, and the use of core values. West Town Elementary won the championship trophy for rookie division as they performed well in all areas of competition. Alice Coachman students won the 1st place trophy for robot performance and another 1st place trophy for robot design. Radium Springs Elementary students won the 1st place trophy for their project about the use of water in school gardens.

In addition to all of these individual team wins, five teams earned enough combined points to advance to the super regional competition in Columbus. These teams include Alice Coachman, Lake Park, Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and West Town Elementary.

The Albany-Dougherty community has rallied around the growing robotics presence in the DCSS. All of our teams would like to send a shout out to Lowe’s for providing all of the materials to build their practice and competition tables and the U.S. Department of Defense's STEM Program for sponsoring the purchase of Lego robotics kits and tournament registrations.

Elementary teams were encouraged and mentored by high school students from Dougherty, Monroe, Westover and Lee County during practice sessions at the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy in Albany. Elementary students send a great big shout out to them as well.

The elementary teams are also grateful to their parents, teachers, principals, and mentors for their support during the robotics Season.