Galen wins a spot at world championship

PHOTO: Emma Hillier
ROBOTS ON THEIR MINDS: Wangaratta was well represented at the championships with Lachlan Carboon’s team, including Danny Wicks, winning the Excellence Award. PHOTO: Emma Hillier

GALEN Catholic College has won the right to represent Australia at the World VEX Robotic Championships in the USA next year.

In a sterling performance, all three of the college’s teams won awards at the Australian National VEX Robotics Championships, held at the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre for a second successive year on Saturday.

“The results are a total surprise, but we’re over the moon,” enthused Galen teacher Maree Timms, a member of the local committee which helped stage the national championships.

“Our middle school team, led by Lachlan Carboon, won the Excellence Award for the championships, which earns a spot at the world championships in Louisville, Kentucky (USA) in April (25 to 28) next year.

“To win that award the team needed to excell in all areas…the interview with judges, their log book, robot driving skills and points won by their robot during competition matches.”

Galen’s junior team, led by Ryan Falconer and Mitchell Holt, teamed up with former Aussie champions from Hillscrest to be the Tournament Champions, while Galen’s senior team, led by Madalynn Baumanis, won the Design Award.

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