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Innovate. Invent. Inspire ~ TJHS Robotics brings home the SILVER MEDAL & is now poised to battle in the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The VikingBots brought home a well-earned celebration this weekend, and an opportunity to compete at the highest level - The WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS- to be held in Detroit.
The team won second place the FIRST Chesapeake robotics District Championship at George Mason University in April but will need much financial $upport to participate. Registration alone is $4,000FIRST Chesapeake, dba VirginiaFIRST, is an independent non-profit that brings STEM-based leadership programs to students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Robotics is the means to teach technical concepts and practical know-how, as well as to build leadership skills and develop teamwork. 
Congratulations to the Thomas Jefferson High School robotics team for winning second place FIRST Chesapeake engineering quality award at the FIRST robotics competition at Churchland High School and for the first time in the team's history making it to semifinals, beating out 37 schools on March 17, 2019. 
Thanks to TJHS robotics' amazing mentors Mr. Kou Vang and Mr. John G Roberts and to everyone who donated funds, materials, grants, food or their time. We have a great, positive, enthusiastic and hard working team led by eleventh and twelfth grade students who took on leadership roles in project management, design, safety, building & construction, coding, and outreach. Kudos to all!
Overview of FIRST robotics: Following a six-week design and build phase, teams enter two of seven District competitions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Teams compete for scores that will earn them a place at the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship. (Winners from FIRST Chesapeake District Qualifications go on to compete at the District Championships at George Mason University and potentially go on to FIRST World Championship in Detroit.) 
The TJHS robotics team is fundraising for the chance to attend the FIRST World Championship to be held in Detroit!
Donors can also make a tax deductible donation to the TJHS robotics team through the Tee Jay Vikings Fund alumni association or support the team through a sponsorship
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