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Robotics Teams Win Awards

Robotics Teams Win Awards

Posted on 05/25/2021

High school robotics teams win several awards


Our Lynnwood High School and Edmonds Heights K-12 robotics teams earned some top awards in state and international competition recently.


Lynnwood High’s FIRST Robotics Team earned the “Designer’s Award” in May for its environmental-themed “Project Polar” game that students created working remotely.


The Edmonds Heights K-12 3805 Atomic Robotics team wrapped up its 2021 season two weeks ago by winning four awards at the Curie Interleague in late April:

  •  2nd place Inspire Award
  • 1st place Connect Award

  • 3rd place Motivate Award

  • 3rd place Control Award


 “The winner of this award is a strong candidate for all the other awards in this challenge,” said Lynnwood High School robotics team Adviser Cynthia Nelson.


Nelson said the competition judges thought the team worked well together, used careful engineering and made a sustainable game.


Edmonds Heights K-12 3805 Atomic Robotics team also wrapped up its 2021 season in May. They are a First Tech Challenge (FTC) team, and like Lynnwood’s team also part of the FIRST program – a global program for students grades 7-12 to compete in a robot-building challenge.


“At State, we won Third Place Inspire Award and Third Place Motivate Award out of the 24 best teams in Washington state,” said team captain Meg Isohata. “In any typical season, the Inspire Award would have qualified us for the World Championship in Houston but unfortunately it was canceled this year due to the pandemic. While we are disappointed that we won’t be able to compete at Worlds, we are excited for the possibilities of the next season and will be continuing our skill building during the off-season so that we can go to Worlds next year!”


“This year's unique challenge imposed by the pandemic required these students to self-manage, problem-solve, and remain focused to be awarded the Third Place Inspire Award,” said adviser Catherine Webb. “This is the first time a #3805 team has placed in this most prestigious category.”


FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” Each year, teams of high school students, coaches, and mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots.


Congratulations to our robotics teams!


Lynnwood High’s First Robotics Team’s Project Polar game won the “Designer’s Award.”