Shorecrest TSA State Competition Results

On the last weekend of March, after months of hard work, 32 Shorecrest High School students engaged in the Technology Student Association (TSA) State Conference. We are incredibly proud of the high quality projects and preparation that the students put into this.

Please join us in congratulating the students on their success in the following categories:
Board Game 1 – Finnley Meinig, Iorek De Luna, Tyler Montague – 3rd Place
Debate – Liam Prestia, Iorek De Luna – 3rd Place
Dragster Design – Kai Brook – 6th Place (top 10)
Extemporaneous Speech – Stella Beemer – 10th Place (Semi-Finalist)
Fashion Design – India Sanborn, Molly Grauer, Jaeden Caldwell, Grey Litke – 4th Place
Forensic Technology – Iorek De Luna, Tyler Montague -10th Place (Semi-Finalists)
On-Demand Video – Jack Cameron, Michael Crosson, Will Larsen, Oak Lodholm, Sam Rowbotham – 9th Place (top 10)
Photographic Technology – Molly Grauer – 4th Place
Photographic Technology – India Sanborn – 10th Place (Semi-Finalist)
Robotics Challenge – Finnley Meinig, Alex Resha – 3rd Place
Structural Engineering – Anders Jorgensen, Kai Brook – Semi-Finalists (top 10)
Systems Control – Alex Fray, Jaeden Caldwell, Katie Wein – 3rd Place
Technology Problem Solving – India Sanborn, Elena Tapia – (top 12)
VEX Robotics – Miles Carrell, Michael Crosson, Will Larsen, Sam Rowbotham – 9th Place (top 10)
Video Game Design – Andrew Edwards, Liam Prestia, Myles Parent – 5th Place (Finalists)
Webmaster – Sophia Bohrer, Stella Beemer, Amy Arevallo Rodriguez, Alex Fray – 5th Place (Finalists)

Learn more about TSA on their website: https://tsaweb.org/tsa

FIRST Robotics Competition Events!

Last weekend the Scotbots (Team 7118) and Pronto (Team 3070) competed in the Glacier Peak High School 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition. While this was the first event of the 2019 season for both teams, the overwhelming majority of teams participating in the event had already competed in other events this season. This added an extra layer of challenge for the teams to overcome. Throughout the competition the students worked hard to adjust their strategy and improve the operation of their bots.

Team Pronto was selected by alliance captain Skunk Works Robotics (Team 1983) to compete in the finals along with Spartabots (Team 2976). The alliance won its way through Quarter-Finals, but were defeated in the Semi-Final matches.

This coming weekend (3/30-3/31) both teams will be competing at their second district event at Auburn High School in Auburn, WA.
The Auburn competition will be streamed live on Twitch, so if you are unable to attend in person, check out some matches remotely: https://www.twitch.tv/firstwa_blue1

Mount Vernon FRC Competition

Congratulations to both Shoreline Robotics Society FRC teams for their fantastic performance at the Week 1 competition in Mount Vernon last weekend! They played against 37 other high school teams with robots built in only 6 weeks.

The rookie team, ScotBots (FRC 7118) got Highest Rookie Seed and were also awarded the Rookie Inspiration Award, which “Celebrates a rookie team’s outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering
and Engineers, both within their school, as well as in their communities.”

Team Pronto (FRC 3070) received the massive honor of receiving the Gracious Professionalism Award from the judges. According to FIRST, “Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It’s a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions.”

Team Pronto was also given the Safety award (Congrats to Senior Carly K. for going above and beyond!) from Underwriter’s Lab, and also Volunteer of the Event for Hang Yee’s relentless contribution to keeping both teams and all the volunteers fed.

Thank you to all parents, teachers, and mentors who supported the fantastic Shoreline Robotics Society Teams. Both ScotBots and Team Pronto will compete in their second event on March 24th & 25th (Setup 23rd-25th) at Glacier Peak High School.