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GHS allies with East Valley for VEX title

 

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CHAMPIONSHIP ALLIANCE: Goldendale’s robotics team from left to right are Ben Wooden, Michael Blomquist, Elena Blomquist and Matthew Blomquist are shown with alliance teammates from East Valley High School in Yakima.

The GHS robotics team attended a VEX contest in Grandview, May 18, and came home with top prize.

VEX robots designed and built by middle and high school students collect balls and deposit them in a variety of goals on a 12 x 12 playing field.  The contest was sponsored by the University of Washington Gear-Up grant.  Officials from UW were in attendance to observe the students’ achievements and to begin planning for next year’s events which will offer five of these contests during the 2012-13 school year.  

There were 15 teams in attendance from Toppenish, Granger, Grandview, Goldendale, Mabton, Sunnyside, Zillah and Yakima.  After eight practice rounds, and 23 qualifying rounds, t...



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