2018 VEX Robotics World Championship
Louisville, KY April 25-29, 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, North Andover High School will send a team to compete at the championship. Past NAHS VEX Worlds teams have placed in the top 10 in their division during this championship.
In 2018, after competing at 5 tournaments, Team 8568A earned a berth to Worlds by earning the Excellence Award at Regionals in Worcester on March 3rd and 4th. This qualified the "Dream Team" to continue the legacy of North Andover High School as one of fewer than 20 teams from the region to advance, and for the fourth consecutive year.
Heading to the VEX World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, the team will interact with competition from around the world. Approximately 25% of the competitors are from outside the United States. This year, 580 teams will compete over four action-packed days in the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Team 8568A now has until April 24, 2018 to perfect their robot and raise money for the trip. At this time, the cost of the trip is over $10,000. Expenses include the cost of a school chaperone, tournament entry fee, signage, team travel, hotel accommodations, and meals.
With the budget for school operating expenses already stretched thin, the team is appealing to the community seeking donations to help fund this opportunity of a lifetime. In previous years, organizations which include GE, Kronos, Akamai, UniFirst Corporation, Pentucket Bank, Staples, North Andover Merchants Association, Watts Water Technology and others combined to defray more than thousands in expenses. Donations from individuals totaled about $1,500 in 2017.
Donations of any size would be greatly appreciated and can be made payable to “North Andover High School”, with “robotics program” written in the memo field and mailed to:
Mr. Mike Motherway
North Andover High School
430 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845
Tax ID 046-001-245
For donations in excess of $1,000 and with your permission, we will gladly showcase your name or company logo on signage and/or team shirts. However, we will need to have your name/logo and donation commitment no later than April 12th, 2018 in order to allow for production.
For donations of any amount, the team will send you a letter of thanks including a photo from the tournament, to be sent in May.
Thank you for any support!
- Coach Motherway and the NAHS Robotics Team 8568A
- General Electric
- Martha and Ray Matthews
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