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Jenison teams found success at the VEX Robotics Worlds Championship!

The VEX Robotics World Championship is now complete, and Jenison had amazing success! These kids are amazing! Our teams competed with teams from Mexico, China, Australia, South Korea, Bahrain, just to name a few of the 56 countries represented.

Jenison Elementary School Robotics Teams at Worlds

"Game Over" from the Junior High competed in the Middle School division of the competition. With 160 total teams they were separated into two equal divisions. With 80 of the best teams from around the world in their division, "Game Over" won their division's Create Award for a robot design that incorporates a creative engineering solution to the design challenges of this season’s game.

Jenison Junior High
"Game Over"
Nathan Appel, Joshua VanHoven, Mason Fish, Jonah Selover

Game Over at the World Championships

5 Jenison elementary teams competed with 272 other teams split into 4 divisions, with 68 of the best teams in each division.

  • "Smart Sharks" from Bursley Elementary won 3rd place in their division.
  • "Orange Crush" from Rosewood Elementary also won 3rd place in their division.
  • "Red Warriors" from Rosewood won the "Create Award" in their division for a robot design that incorporates a creative engineering solution.

Bursley Elementary
"Smart Sharks"
Christopher Karhunen, Sofia Alvarez, Dane DeVries, Maddie Rosenberg

Rosewood Elementary
"Orange Crush"
Carson Mooney, Connor Orlik, Brenson Velazquez

"Red Warriors"
Teagan Borysiak, Jack Crary, Ethan Gieske, Gage Morehouse

Here is where the other Jenison teams finished in their divisions.

Sandy Hill Elementary
"Vicious & Delicious" finished just outside of the competition finals in 26th.
Evan Baker, Gray Palmer, Ian Timmer, Micah Arrowsmith

Rosewood Elementary
"Shadow Cats" finished in 38th among the best teams in the world in their division.
Joshua Newberry, Aaron Vlasblom, Caleb McCormick

Working with the Mexican team

Joshua Newberry talking strategy with a team from Mexico.

You would have been impressed with our Spanish immersion students!! Before matches our students would collaborate and strategize with Spanish speaking teams all in Spanish! It was very neat to see.

Thank you all for your support of these kids and this program, and them attending the robotics World Championship!

Adam Timmer

Jenison Robotics

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