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New Rochelle Students Compete In Robotics Tournament

Competing students include those from The Harvey School in Katonah;and BEST, INC. in New Rochelle.
Competing students include those from The Harvey School in Katonah;and BEST, INC. in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: http://www.bestinc.org/b_about_best.php

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Middle and high school students from New Rochelle, Katonah, the Bronx and Jamaica will battle their Bots at the Vex Robotics Competition at the Family Life Center Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle.

The competition, which is part of BEST Inc.’s Third Annual Open Robotic Tournament, will be Saturday, Feb. 27. From 8 a.m.–3 p.m. are Practice Rounds/Skills Challenges; and from 4-6 p.m. are Qualifying Rounds/Finals.

Approximately 16 plus teams will come together for a day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from VEX EDR.

Competing students include those from The Harvey School in Katonah; BEST, INC. in New Rochelle; St. Catharine Academy in the Bronx; and Thomas Edison High School in Jamaica.

BEST, Inc.’s Third Annual Robotic Tournament is one in a series of tournaments supported by the REC Foundation and various national, regional and local sponsors.

The competition season culminates each spring, with the top performing teams from local and state VEX Robotics Competitions competing against each other at VEX Worlds.

At VEX Worlds, these teams will have the opportunity to challenge their top-ranked peers from over 30 countries around the world, including Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The Family Life Center Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle is at 71 Lincoln Ave.

For more information, call Al Vickers or Phyllis Shelton at 646-537-5071, or email alvickers@yahoo.com.

For more information on BEST, Inc., click here.

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