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Rams Kick Off 2023-24 VEX Robotics Competition Season in Rosemont

The Rams’ Robotics Club recently welcomed three dozen teams from throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for one of the area’s first big competitions of the 2023-2024 VEX Robotics Season!

In an effort to keep things fresh for returning students, each season, the brain trust at VEX Robotics designs a new and intricate game that will be played at all VEX Robotics competitions throughout the year. This season’s game is Over/Under, a detailed overview of which can be found here.

After successfully working their way through preliminaries, the Rams ultimately secured a respectable eighth-place finish in the qualifying rounds. While none of Harriton’s representatives advanced past the round of 16 in Over/Under’s head-to-head portion of the competition, all four of the Rams’ teams finished in the top half of in the Skills Challenge, where one robot competes alone against the clock instead of against a player from an opposing club.

The final standings for Harriton in the Skills Challenge were as follows:

  • Team 197E - 5th place (Prabhas Banerjee, Navin Jayanthi, Dilan Chawla, Leo Speer-Zisook, Daniel Ash, Luca Fiore, Max Niescior)
  • Team 197A - 8th place (Justin Tabas-Carson, Eric Cheung, Konrad Krowicki, Lyon Cun, Peter Daly, Liam Yates, Andrew Majer)
  • Team 197B - 15th place (Jade Ho, Gabby Menta, Dylan DiMartino, Josh Bornfriend, Grant Williams)
  • Team 197C - 16th place (Joe Cicalese, Atticus Brown, Nadav Arieli, Eden Weathers, Audrey Mariani, Owen Pierson, Clover Collins)

Harriton Robotics Coaches: Travis Lehman, Christine Kiley

Hosting a successful VEX Robotics event would not possible without the dedicated support from a lot of wonderful people, including Harriton faculty and staff; parents/guardians of students in the Robotics’ Club; community volunteers; and members of the District’s Operations Department. Without all of these tremendous educators and volunteers, the Robotics Club would not have been able to provide this awesome opportunity to engage hundreds of students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)!

Students compete in the Harriton’s VEX Robotics Competition
Students compete in Harriton’s VEX Robotics Competition
A robot in action
Students compete in the Harriton’s VEX Robotics Competition
One of the trophies for Harriton's Robotics Event
Students compete in the Harriton’s VEX Robotics Competition
All of the trophies lined up on a table
A trio of parent volunteers
A group photo of one of the visiting teams
A group photo of one of the teams at Harriton's robotics event
An aerial photo of two teams competing at Harriton's robotics event
A smiling Harriton volunteer
Students compete in the Harriton’s VEX Robotics Competition
A trio of parent volunteers working the snack bar
A ref explains the rules of the game to two teams
A pair of parent volunteers work the snack bar
A teacher and student investigate something with a magnifying glass
Group photo of a visiting team
A pair of smiling students
A pair of smiling students
Members of Harriton's robotics team
Three smiling students sitting on the gym floor
Students compete in the Harriton’s VEX Robotics Competition
Students compete in the Harriton’s VEX Robotics Competition
A ref explains something to students