• WHS Hosts Robotics Championship Saturday


    The future is coming to Westminster High School this Saturday as students from across Colorado will compete in the State Championship for Robotics.

    Hosted by the First LEGO League (FLL), 80 teams will compete as they demonstrate their “most useful in the real world” robot. Each team is comprised of eight student engineers between the ages of 9 and 16.

    “We are encouraging our community to come and check it out,” said Project Lead the Way (PLTW) educator Jessica Messmer of Westminster High. “It will help us fund our Westminster High Robotics Team.”

    The “Robot Games” will also be held at the event where the teams compete in Olympic style challenges using their robots.

    WHS PLTW students will run the concessions and pizza sales at the event with 100 percent of the proceeds going to help District 50 PLTW student pay for college credits they receive while still in high school. The credits can be earned for engineering and biomedical classes that are accredited through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Each class accreditation costs close to $300.

    The State Championships will run from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the “Robot Games” going from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    More information can be found here.

    Posted January 15, 2015