Six Hawaii Robotic Teams Advance to VEX Worlds Championship

An alliance comprised of two robotics teams from Pearl City High School and one team from Punahou School were named the tournament champions at the 3rd annual Hawaiian Electric Companies Hawaii High School State VEX Championship held on Dec. 12.

Darcy Endo-Omoto, Hawaiian Electric vice president of government and community affairs (back row, right) is shown with the Hawaii High School State VEX tournament champions Pearl City High School (Teams 4142A and 4142B) and Punahou School (Team Buff ‘n Blue). Hawaiian Electric has been the presenting sponsor of the state VEX championships since 2013, and has supported STEM educational programs and initiatives in Hawaii for more than 30 years.

Darcy Endo-Omoto, Hawaiian Electric vice president of government and community affairs (back row, right) is shown with the Hawaii High School State VEX tournament champions Pearl City High School (Teams 4142A and 4142B) and Punahou School (Team Buff ‘n Blue). Hawaiian Electric has been the presenting sponsor of the state VEX championships since 2013, and has supported STEM educational programs and initiatives in Hawaii for more than 30 years.

The Pearl City and Punahou robotics teams are now qualified to advance to the VEX World Championship along with teams from Leilehua High, Waialua High and Kohala High.

The Pearl City High robotics team, 4142A, also captured the Excellence Award for its overall performance at the event in addition to earning the Programming Skills and the Design Awards.

The VEX Worlds Championship will be held in Louisville, KY next April 2016.

For a complete list of all team award winners, please visit http://www.robotevents.com