Kings and Queens to World Championship 2019


And they need your help!!!

Monrovia High School's robotics team the “Kings and Queens” has won a spot to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Robotics Championship Tournament to be held in Houston on April 16-20.  After a grueling season of competitions only 296 of the 7,010 FTC robotics teams around the world have qualified for the World Championship. With a robot the students designed and built themselves over the past five months, the Kings and Queens team rose up through a series of robotics league and interleague head-to-head competitions to earn a spot among 48 teams in the Southern California FTC Regional Championship.  At that event held March 9th they, in partnership with two other robotics teams, emerged as the first-place alliance and secured one of the seven slots to advance to the World Championship.

What the team has accomplished is remarkable, but they won't be able to go to Houston and show what they can do without you. We need your help to get the team to the competition.  The cost to send the Kings And Queens and their robot “Sir Gawain” to Houston is over $15,000 for the entry fee, airfares, hotel, materials and shipping costs for the robot.  Any donation, large or small, will help us toward that goal. Donate today!

Please help with whatever you can.  The Kings and Queens have helped shine a spotlight on Monrovia as a place where great things happen and great people live, and showed that our students are second to none.  They have encouraged countless young people to pursue their interests in science and engineering.  And they have truly helped lived up to the Monrovia High School's motto "The Home of Scholars and Champions."  Help us spread that message to the entire robotics community.

We gratefully thank you for any donation you can make to help us reach our goal.  All donations are tax deductible through our financial sponsor the MHS Math and Science Academy Boosters, a 501(c)3 entity.  If your business or organization would like to make a larger donation of $500 or more and become a corporate sponsor of our robot and have your name and logo featured on Sir Gawain and in our team booth at the event, please contact us directly at


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  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Candace and Roger Northrop 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Julie Casciani 
    • $500 
    • 5 mos
  • erik moule 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos


Brian Johnson 
Monrovia, CA
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