Robotics teams qualify for world championship

 

Members of So Vexy It Hurts — Chris Massar, Jamie Cumberbatch, Michael Massar, David Ball, Kyle Parshal, Joe Pires and Evan Sage — qualified to join members of Vexy ^ 2, in California for the world championship robotics tournament. The teams need financial support to make the trip.

Members of So Vexy It Hurts — Chris Massar, Jamie Cumberbatch, Michael Massar, David Ball, Kyle Parshal, Joe Pires and Evan Sage — qualified to join members of Vexy ^ 2, in California for the world championship robotics tournament. The teams need financial support to make the trip.

Twenty-one robotics and engineering students from Masuk High School will represent Monroe at Vex Robotics High School World Championship this April.

During this weekend’s CTEEA Connecticut Super Regional Tournament in Manchester, Masuk’s robotics team So Vexy It Hurts qualified to join members of Vexy ^ 2, another Masuk team, in California. The teams will need financial support to make the trip. The championship will be at the Anaheim Convention Center in California; the competition attracts award-winning teams from the United States and abroad.

Participating students are Chris Massar, Michael Massar, Kyle Parshal, Evan Sage, David Ball and Joe Pires.

Also, James Cumberbatch, Anton Kaminskiy, Colin Dablain, Chad Bauer, Amelia Gouveia, Richie Infante, Neil McCarter, Kyle Granello, Orion Strickland, Adam Volman, Julian Iglesias, Michael Dydzuhn, Joey Maini, Emily Hammer and Anthony Leon.

“I congratulate all of the members of So Vexy It Hurts for their hard work,” said Bill McDonough, adviser of the Masuk Robotics Team.

The Vex Robotics High School World Championship is Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20. The expected cost is approximately $25,000. Donations are requested.

Looking ahead to the 2013-2014 season, Masuk’s Robotics Team hopes to sign on additional individual and business sponsors. All donations are tax-deductible; checks may be made payable to Masuk Robotics Team, care of William McDonough, Masuk High School, 1014 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, 06468.

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