Kenneth White MetalHawks FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team will be traveling to Athens, Georgia on March 6, 2018 to compete at the FTC South Super-Regional Championship Tournament. The MetalHawks robotics team will be one of three robotics teams, and the only middle school team representing the Rio Grande Valley at this competition. They will be competing among 72 other high school and middle school robotics teams from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
The MetalHawks earned their spot to compete at the Super-Regionals Championship at their Regional Championship Tournament, which was held February 16, 2018 in Austin, TX. At this competition, the MetalHawks competed among 78 robotics teams from various cities across central and south Texas. After their initial five matches, the MetalHawks performed very well and were invited into an alliance by two veteran high school robotics teams from the Austin region. The team members did a great job rising to the occasion and doing their part to ensure their alliance won their divisional championship. THe K.White MetalHawks finished their competition as part of the Finalist Alliance in the overall Tournament Championship. This result placed them in the top six teams from central and south Texas earning them a spot to represent Texas at the Super-Regional Championship Tournament, which is being held in Athens.
This is the first that the K. White Jr. High MetalHawks Robotics team competes in the FIRST Tech Challenge Competition. THe MetalHawks had previously qualified to the Austin Regionals by winning the divisional championships from the Rio Grande Valley’s Edison and Curie Leagues. Their advancement to the FTC South Super-Regionals is another incredible step of success for this rookie team.