Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, four VEX Robotics Teams consisting of 15 students from the Pickens County Career & Technology Center participated in the Viking Hammer VEX Qualifier at Spring Valley High School , Columbia, SC.
The team, MAXBOT, placed 2nd in a close competition that included 36 Robots. The MAXBOT team includes senior members of the Project Lead the Way Engineering Design & Development Class: Captains: Errol Becerra & Kevin Bothi and members Justin Andrews, Ryan English, Austin Miller & Austin Olvera. First Alliance was taken by a team from GA.
The teams will be competing in regional competitions: Golden Corner Starstruck Qualifier @ Walhalla High School Dec. 10, Electric City Starstruck Tournament @ Anderson, SC Mall Jan. 14, 2017, J.L. Mann Upstate VEX Qualifier @ J. L. Mann High School, Greenville, SC. Feb. 4, 2017. The SC Palmetto Partners VEX Robotics State Championship will be held Mar. 3, 2017 @ Spring Hill High School, Chapin, SC and the 2017 VEX Worlds Competition will be held April 19-22, 2017 @ the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY. The public is invited to all VEX competitions. Admission is free.
Members: Justin Andrews, Errol Becerra,
Kevin Bothi, Austin Olvera, Ryan English & Austin Miller.