07 Feb Springdale Preparatory School Robotics Program Headed to State Championship
(New Windsor, MD) – The Cyber Lions, Springdale Preparatory School competitive VEX robotics middle school team, has finished the regular season ranked fourth in the state for skills completion and received an invitation to the Maryland State Robotics Championship, scheduled for this weekend at Hereford Middle School.
At the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s first ever vex event last weekend, both the Springdale Preparatory School middle and high school programs competed. The high school team and middle school teams joined together for the high school quarterfinal round, defeating the fifth seed before falling to the top seeded team in the semi-finals. The high school team finished in sixth place.
During the middle school competition, the SPS middle school team improved its skills score to 16, placing it fourth best in the state of Maryland.
Representing the high school were Nic Porter and Jeffrey Graham, who placed 6th out of 17 teams. The middle school team of Nick Wolfe and Tyler DiStefano finished 12th out of 17 teams.
“This team has displayed tremendous grit and dedication,” says Dave Magaha, coach of the robotics program for Springdale Preparatory School. “They have made tremendous strides this year. It’s just their first year of competition and they are faring well. I look forward to seeing them compete this weekend against the best in the state.”
This is the first year of competition for Springdale’s robotics program. The middle school team has chance to qualify for the World Championship to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, in April.