The St. Cloud Elementary School Robotics team will be doing some serious representing as this team of amazing kiddos travels to Dallas Texas in May to compete in the Vex Robotics World Competition. Positively Osceola visited some of the members early Monday and got a glimpse of the talent and excitement that these amazing young leaders have and will take with them to Texas for the competition.
“There are a bunch of little teams we have in all of robotics, but we all work together as one team,” 4th grader Addison shared with Positively Osceola when we visited the Robotics team on Monday.
4th grader Silas summed it up best, “I think robotics is mostly about having fun!”
At a recent St. Cloud Council meeting the fun continued as the city recognized the group’s achievement when Mayor Nathan Blackwell issued a proclamation in their honor and also awarding them with a $5000 check to help the team with its expense on their upcoming trip to the robotics competition.
City of St. Cloud Deputy Mayor Linette Matheny, a professional engineer, told the students she was very proud of their achievements during the council recognition.
The St. Cloud Elementary School Robotics team certainly works hard, meeting twice a week before school, and while they’re working, and having lots of fun, they are also planting seeds within themselves that could lead to future career paths that are both rewarding and beneficial in many ways.
The Robotics team’s teacher Maryellen explained that every year the kids have to compete and complete a robot, “each year is a little different, and each year they have to redesign what they’re going to do. They also have to program their robots to drive autonomously, and they also have to drive with it, and they have work cooperatively with other teams from other schools.”
“I joined the robotics team because I thought it would be fun, even if we didn’t make states or worlds(competition), and because I like building robots, 4th grader Kaleb explained with Positively Osceola’s Nolan Bottomless.
The St. Cloud Elementary School Robotics team will be in Texas for the Worlds Competition from May 10-13. Anyone interested in having their child join the Robotics Team can call St. Cloud Elementary School at (407) 891-3160.
We thank all these amazing young leaders as well as their teachers and parents for overwhelmingly making a positive difference in and around Osceola County!