robotic team holds compatition winner banner

Two BSD robotics teams are heading to the FIRST WORLDS Championship in Houston, Texas, this week! At the Pacific Northwest District Championships last week, Newport Robotics Group 948 from Newport High School and Robototes 2412 from Sammamish High School qualified to attend Worlds, the culminating international event for the youth robotics competition season!

Sammamish High School’s 2412 Robototes were one of two teams that won the FIRST Impact Award! The FIRST Impact Award (formerly Chairman’s Award) is the most prestigious award at FIRST. The award honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and embodies FIRST’s mission. It was created to keep the central focus of FIRST Robotics Competition on transforming the culture in ways that will inspire more significant levels of respect and honor for science and technology and encourage more of today’s youth to become science and technology leaders. The Robototes won this prestigious award in 2022 as well.

Newport High School’s Robotics Group NRG948, was selected by Team Captain 2910 (Jack in the Bot from Henry M. Jackson High School in Mill Creek, WA) and joined teams 2046 (Bear Metal Robotics from Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA) and 1983 (Skunk Works Robotics, a community-based team in Seattle, WA) to be part of the winning alliance! Congratulations, NRG 948!

Congratulations, Robototes and NRG948! The Bellevue School District is proud of your passionate and diligent work to support #STEM education for all!

The Bellevue School District, with over 18,000 students and 28 schools, is a diverse and dynamic district in East King County, Washington. Its mission is “To serve each and every student academically, socially, and emotionally through a rigorous and relevant education that is innovative and individualized. As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, we provide courageous support for an equitable and exceptional education for all students.”

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.