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MS Robotics competes at state event

MS Robotics competes at state event

The Wilbraham & Monson Academy Middle School Robotics program is popular for a reason.

Two groups, which included 21 students, competed at the local First Lego League event at Shrewsbury Middle School on Dec. 2, where 30 teams participated.

One of the WMA teams advanced to the state match, which took place at Newton North High School on Dec. 16. Forty-eight teams took part. Luke Pelletier and Karen Dufresne served as faculty advisors.

The Blue team included: Khloe Thomas ’28, Sophia Drollett ’28, Arielle Ali ’28, Sze Lun Chan ’28, Miles Desrosiers ’29, Stirling Marosits ’30, Cooper Haluch ’30, Grace Jasmin ’30, Caroline Harvey ’30 and Olivia Collins ’30.

The Red team consisted of: Nikos Kratimenos ’28, Andrew Chang ’28, Mengyu Pan ’28, Owen Dolley ’28, Daniel Pierce ’29, Braden Lora ’29, Matteo Perniciaro ’30, Anneka Schlech ’30, Brooklyn Cherry ’30, Sophia Gormally ’30 and Molly Mahan ’30.

Quotes from Mr. Pelletier

On what the team learned: “This season both Middle School teams learned how to use their new Spike programing system and the associated hardware of the Hub and sensors.” 

On how the teams performed at the local event: “The teams both performed well and really pulled things together at the end of the season. This allowed them to enjoy the experience at competition.”

On how the team performed at the state meet: During the competition the students enjoyed the day and interacted with their coaches, judges and each other extremely well. They performed well and their coaches, Mr. Pelletier and Mrs. Dufresne, were pleased with their performance.