Coach James Danala, Sean Allen, John May, Risa Marble, Tiernan Tooker, Kim Hem (absent from photo: Raymond Richard)
On Saturday, February 21, the Mt Abram High School Vex Robotics Team attended the State Championship competition at Hampden Academy. This is the first year that Mt Abram has had a Vex Robotics competition team.
Mt Abram science teacher James Danala, who teaches elective classes in robotics, recognized that some of his students had an interest and aptitude that would benefit from an after school competitive club. He contacted Jamee Luce, Director of the Robotics Institute of Maine who helped him get the program started.
The six team members have worked after school, on weekends, and during vacations with volunteer coach, Mr. Danala, to design, build and program their robot to accomplish the tasks set forth in the competition. Through this experience, students have learned a great deal about mechanics, programming, and team work.
After declaring Saturday “one of the best days ever”, the team began planning for next year!