January 18 – Don’t miss the final robotics competition of the season! Teams from the region will face off on January 26 in the Greenberg Activities Center at the Lower Campus.
The FIRST FTC robotics event challenges teams to program and control their 42-pound robots to complete a series of actions in a two-minute timed setting, including grabbing and moving objects, to win point totals that are added up for a total team score at the end of the meet.
Ojai Valley School’s two robotics teams have performed well during this winter season. Team Spudnik, led by seniors Leo Liang, Jacky Cai and Ivy Sun and sophomore Ethan Gao, emerged the victors at the last meet on January 12.
For OVS, the dominating performance comes nearly a year after the students suffered devastating losses when the Thomas Fire destroyed the Lucila Arango Science and Technology Center, which housed all their robotics equipment and creations, and the Grace Hobson Smith House dorm. A year later, the teams have recovered, the equipment has been replaced, and the students are eager to participate in the competitions they missed last year, especially as interest in robotics is growing.
The FIRST FTC robotics organizers this year opened a new league, with OVS as host this season, in the northern part of the So Cal region due to a large increase in new teams.
Come out and support our two school teams! The competitions will be held from 8 a.m. to noon.