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Update: The robotics teams from Interlake (Team 1899) Sammamish (Team 2412) and Newport (Team 948) went to Worlds. Sammamish, along with their Alliance Partners (Alliance Captain 3881 with teams 1296 and 1318), advanced to the playoffs on their field. Congratulations to Newport’s Alliance Partners (Alliance Captain 254 with teams 3310 and 6986) for competing in the finals!

Our Sammamish, Newport, Interlake and International High School Robotics teams all competed at the PNW District Championships against the top 64 FRC robotics teams. Teams from Sammamish, Newport and Interlake all qualified to compete in Houston from April 17 – 20 at the FIRST Robotics World Championship. Thanks to the Bellevue Schools Foundation for supporting our high school robotics programs!

FTC Robotics Teams Robo Eclipse and TechNova, who are comprised of students from BSD schools, will also advance to the FIRST Robotics World Championship.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded in 1989 to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Learn more about FIRST Robotics.

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