The Atomic Robotics Team 3805 from Edmonds Heights K-12 came away with their first-ever state championship at the FIRST Tech Challenge Western Washington State Championship, held Feb. 4 in Kent. Team members are (front row from left) Nathan Anderson, Jesse Sershon, Jonny Red, Isaac Waggoner, (back row) Zach Red, Monica Gonzales, Madeleine Jenness, Laney Peterson, Hillel Coates and Luke Brisse. Not pictured is Donovan Burger. The robot’s name is “3805.” (Contributed photo)

The Atomic Robotics Team 3805 from Edmonds Heights K-12 came away with their first-ever state championship at the FIRST Tech Challenge Western Washington State Championship, held Feb. 4 in Kent. Team members are (front row from left) Nathan Anderson, Jesse Sershon, Jonny Red, Isaac Waggoner, (back row) Zach Red, Monica Gonzales, Madeleine Jenness, Laney Peterson, Hillel Coates and Luke Brisse. Not pictured is Donovan Burger. The robot’s name is “3805.” (Contributed photo)

Edmonds Heights students are FIRST robotics champs

Teams from Arlington, Everett also competed in Feb. 4 tournaments

Two state-level FIRST Robotics championships were held Feb. 4 in Kent.

The Atomic Robotics Team 3805 from Edmonds Heights K-12 came away with their first-ever state championship at the FIRST Tech ChallengeWestern Washington State Championship, for grades 7-12. They were part of the winning alliance that also included teams from Vashon Island HighSchool and Seattle Academy.

“It felt like losing my voice over stress in the final matches and excitement over the victory at the end of the day,” team member Isaac Waggonersaid.

Team member Jesse Sershon said the team has worked hard. “I’ve been on the team for three years now, and throughout all of our successes, thewinning alliance title at state might be the most rewarding.”

Other members of the winning team are Luke Brisse, Madeleine Jenness, Jonny Red, Zach Red, Nathan Anderson, Hillel Coates, LaneyPeterson and Donovan Burger.

Other local teams that advanced to state for FIRST Tech Challenge were the BEARbots Team 6485 and Hibernotics Team 7342, both of CascadeHigh School in Everett, and the NeoBots Team 9330 from Arlington High School. The three teams competed together and reached the finals.

Local teams also advanced to the FIRST Lego League Western Washington State Championship, for grades 4-8, held at the same time.

Northshore Christian Academy in Everett fielded two teams. Robogators Yellow Team 6430 won an award for their robot’s mechanical design, whileRobogators Blue Team 6438 won an award for their robot’s performance.

Local Girl Scouts (The Not So Mad Scientists Team 6788) and Edmonds Heights K-12 (Flaming Wolves Team 8024) also competed at state.

The state-level FIRST Robotics Competition championship for high school teams is slated for April in Cheney.

To submit news for School Winners, email newstips@heraldnet.com.

Talk to us

More in Local News

After escaping on Wednesday, an emu named Sarah has been safely returned to AJ's Acre, a farm located near the Alexander Road and the Mukilteo Speedway. (AJ's Acre)
An escaped emu is returned to its farm in Mukilteo

Missing since Wednesday, the female bird was noticed by a neighbor and safely recovered Saturday.

Erin Staadecker (left-right) Jael Weinburg and Kaylee Allen with Rosie formed the Edmonds firm Creative Dementia Collective. The company helps memory care patients and care-givers by providing art, music and other creative therapies. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
This startup offers artful therapy for dementia patients

Creative Dementia Collective uses art and music to help them — and their caregivers.

The Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine is prepared for injection Friday at Angel of the Winds Arena. (Snohomish Health District) 20210305
New vaccination site opens at Angel of the Winds Arena

Meanwhile, supply is still an issue now that teachers and child care workers are seeking shots.

Broadway closed after ‘small explosive device’ is found

The Everett Police Department bomb squad responded and “rendered it inert.”

People experiencing homelessness along Smith Avenue would need to find a new area to live if the Everett City Council passes a no-sit, no-lie ordinance. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Public speaks out against Everett’s ‘no-sit, no-lie’ proposal

The ordinance would target homeless people near the site of a proposed village of small shelter dwellings.

NO CAPTION NECESSARY: Logo for the Cornfield Report by Jerry Cornfield. 20200112
Inslee: The president made me speed up teacher vaccinations

Here’s what’s happening on Day 54 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

A Boeing 787 operated by All Nippon Airways taxis under a rainbow created by fire trucks at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Seattle, during an official welcome ceremony after it landed on the first day of service for the aircraft on ANA's Seattle-Tokyo route. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Last Everett-built Boeing 787 rolls off the assembly line

Production of the once-hot Dreamliner is being consolidated at the company’s South Carolina plant.

Darlene Tanis sorts through book titles Thursday morning at the Everett Library on March 4, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Shrinking the ‘digital divide,’ area libraries slowly reopen

This week, services such as computer and Wi-Fi use — and even book-browsing — were reinstated.

Everett woman, 20, charged after allegedly stabbing roommate

Multiple surgeries saved the injured woman’s life after she was stabbed in the heart and a lung.

Most Read