Gann Hosts Regional Robotics Qualifier
Early on Sunday, December 17th, hundreds of high school students from around Massachusetts streamed into Gann Academy’s Student Activity Center for a full-day robotics qualifier. Twenty-three student teams competed to qualify for the State Championship in March.
Over the course of six hours, the teams competed in pairs called alliances. Each match lasted two and a half minutes, and consisted of four robots frantically scooping, lifting and scoring foam cubes. As the event entered the finals in the late afternoon, crowds shouted and cheered as robots raced back to balance on platforms in the final 30 seconds.
This event that would not have been possible without the support of volunteers – the majority of which were Gann students and parents associated with the Robotics program.