Congratulations to Robo Thunder #9915, a team of seven middle school girls from Tyee and Tillicum, who finished first in their division and second at the World Championship, April 19-22 in Houston, Texas. 

To qualify for Worlds, the students won a division championship in robot games against 64 other teams comprised primarily of high school students.

The team participates in the FIRST Tech Challenge program, which has about 5,000 teams from 16 countries around the world.  FIRST is a 25-year-old nonprofit organization that annually hosts the largest robotics competitions in the world for students in grades 1-12.

To learn more about the FIRST Championship visit

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.