St. Stan's Robotics to VEX Worlds

$2,968 of $12k goal

Raised by 25 people in 1 month
Debra Sheldon Saucier
on behalf of Saint Stanislaus School
 FALL RIVER, MA
What hath St. Stan’s wrought with a little robot? A journey of 1000 miles from Fall River, Massachusetts to Louisville, Kentucky. Not for the Derby, but for a race just as exciting: the VEX IQ Challenge Worlds 2017 Competition!


The St. Stanislaus Robotics Club students have shown outstanding teamwork since day one.  They designed, built, programmed and practiced every Saturday, from September to December, under the direction of two volunteer moderators.  As 2017 dawned, thrilling things began to happen.

In January, the team entered their first-ever competition, the VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation. Their goal was to experience what a competition was like and, as one student said, “Not to come in last place!”   Our team competed against other middle school teams from Massachusetts with astounding results. We finished in 1st place and secured a spot for entry into the VEX IQ Challenge Southern New England Competition, held in March 2017.

At the Southern New England Competition in March, the team met with great success. They won the 1st Place Championship Award, the 1st Place Robotics Skills Award (tied with another team), and the Judges Award, given for their teamwork. They also qualified for the VEX Worlds 2017 IQ Challenge, where they will compete against other middle school teams from around the world on April 23 – 25 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Currently, the team is busy redesigning and programming their robot to get ready for this international competition. We’ll be posting updates during the competition in Louisville at www.saintstanislaus.com  and www.facebook.com/ststansschoolfallriver .

There are many costs associated with the team entering the Worlds 2017 Competition. The competition fees, along with transportation and lodging, will total around $12,000. That’s $12 per mile!

We are asking for your support to fund the St. Stan’s Robotics Team’s trip to Louisville. Please consider funding one or more miles of our journey. We sincerely thank you in advance for your generosity.

If you wish to make your donation tax deductible, please contact St. Stanislaus School directly at 508-674-6771.  St. Stanislaus School is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.  Our federal tax identification number is 04-2626609.

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$2,968 of $12k goal

Raised by 25 people in 1 month
Created March 19, 2017
Debra Sheldon Saucier  
on behalf of Saint Stanislaus School
JG
$50
jorge garcia
15 days ago
HP
$100
Highland Pediatrics
24 days ago
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$1,000
Anonymous
24 days ago
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DS
$48
Donna Souza
25 days ago
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Good luck! Saw the article in the Herald News and wanted to help you all.

DC
$50
Denise Coombes
1 month ago
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Good Luck Connor - Go Team!!!!

KE
$100
Katie Edge
1 month ago
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AP
$50
Amanda Pedersen
1 month ago
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Good luck!

SB
$50
Susan Bresowar
1 month ago
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DM
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Donna Mair
1 month ago
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PP
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Pat Pasternak
1 month ago
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Your now 5 miles closer. Good luck!

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