Another PUHSD Robotics Team Success
Posted by Community Relations Department at 4/9/2012
The Betty H. Fairfax High School Robotics team was a member of the winning alliance in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Las Vegas Regional competition, this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has qualified for the International FIRST Robotics Championships in St. Louis, April 25-28. It is the first time a Phoenix Union team has won a regional outside of Arizona, and only the second PUHSD school to win a regional (Carl Hayden has won AZ Regionals in 2011 and 2012)
The Stampede team caught the eye of Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas, NV and The Waterford School in Sandy, UT. These two teams along with the Fairfax squad combined to become the number one-seeded alliance and moved through the elimination rounds undefeated 6-0 to win the competition, including setting the competition-high score of 98 points twice during the elimination rounds.
In addition, the Stampede Robotics Team also brought home the Coopertition™ Award which celebrates the team that best demonstrates the greatest level of Coopertition™ during the event, based on their performance on the field. Stampede Robotics also received the Judge’s Award at the Arizona Competition, which was a way the judges recognized the team’s unique efforts, performance, and dynamics.
The Stampede Robotics team is coached by Michael Gard. Betty Fairfax and Carl Hayden will represent PUHSD in the International Championships later this month.