Xavier Students Get Award For Robotics, Invited To St. Louis

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The robotics team from Xavier High SchoolWPI 2013 FullMetal Falcons in Middletown was awarded four prizes including the Rookie All Star award in a competition this weekend in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute hosted the FIRST Regional Robotics Tournament.  FIRST is an acronym for For Inspiration And Recognition of Science and Technology.  Forty teams from all over the world competed.  

Christian Cannata, Daniel Colavecchio, Ethan Damuck, Abhishek Gupta. Alan Harrington, Liam Iorio, Kevin Iott, Nick Iott, Jameson Kief, Connor LoPresti, Sean Morrissey , Miles Mortali, Stephen Olis, Jonathan O’Brien, Zach Radel, and Tushar Vig competed.

The awards won by the FullMetal Falcons were:

  • “#1 for Pit Safety”
  • Underwriters’ Laboratory “Star of the Day”
  • “Highest Rookie Seed” for being the highest-seeded rookie team at the end of the qualifying rounds
  • “Rookie All Star” Award for showing a strong partnership

On the basis of the final award, the team received an invite to the championships in St. Louis at the end of April.


Photo courtesy Xavier High School, Middletown, CT

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

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