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NHS robotics team earns world championship qualification

By NATE WHALEY • Apr 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM

The Norwalk High School robotics team, 3264N, representing N.E.R.D. Nation, earned one of 19 world qualification spots at the Ohio State Championships.

The NHS students did so with a second-place finish in the individual skills competition.

Team 3264N then competed against 580 teams from 46 countries. The event, held April 25 to 28, was the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championships at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

The team was made up of seniors Jalen Dubsky, Devin Nunez and Darren Raymond, sophomores Kaleb Harris, Jonathan Lewis and Dylan Rickert and freshman Douglas Ortner. 

After all was said and done, Team 3264N finished 60th in the individual skill competition, a 5-5 qualification record and a finalist for the Create Award.

Advisers Adam Leutenegger and Nately Whaley said they are very proud of the progress the students made throughout the year and in the tournament.

“We started the qualification rounds 0-3 and to finish 4-2 over the next two days is a great accomplishment. We would like to thank our sponsors: Intelliworks HT, NASA Plum Brook Station, Eagles Post 711, Firelands VFW Post 2743 and Norwalk Concrete Industries. We cannot do this either without the help of our incredible parents and the administration,” the advisers said.

For more information on how to support N.E.R.D. Nation Robotics, contact Nathan Whaley at whaleyn@norwalktruckers.net.

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