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Mid-Pacific on the world robotics stage!

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Scot Allen

Congratulations to the Middle School VEX IQ Robotics team for its accomplishments at the VEX IQ World Championships in Kentucky in April. The event hosted more than 1,400 teams from around the globe.

After eight rounds of qualifications, Middle School Team 2932B comprised of Tyler Nishioka (Class of 2023) and Ereyn Iwamoto (Class of 2024) finished in 10th place, earning a spot in the division finals. Tyler and Ereyn moved on to finish the competition in third place. This achievement is even more impressive given that Ereyn Iwamoto is an elementary school student driving at the middle school level.

"All students are in their first year of robotics, so these are our rookie teams and they did an outstanding job competing at this level," said Mid-Pacific Chief Innovation Officer Brian Dote.

Mid-Pacific fielded a second team, Team 29322A, an elementary school team comprised of Cameryn Koike (Class of 2025) and Braeden Yap (Class of 2026). They competed bravely in their respective division but unfortunately didn't make it to the finals.

"If you see these students on campus, please let them know how proud we are of their achievements this year. The long hours of practice, sacrifices, devotion, focus, and heart brought them to the world stage. Not the local, nor state, nor regional... but the WORLD stage. This is the highest level of robotics competition available for our elementary and middle school students with 1,400 teams competing from more than 30 countries. Our Owls showed the world how amazing Mid-Pacific students are with smiles, shakas, and Aloha" Dote said. "None of this would be possible without the commitment and support of our families, faculty, staff, and administration."

MS Team:
Tyler Nishioka (Class of 2023)
Ereyn Iwamoto (Class of 2024)

ES Team:
Cameryn Koike (Class of 2025)
Braeden Yap (Class of 2026)